Manipur: 15 more test positive for COVID-19; tally surges to 29,022

Twenty-three persons recovered from COVID-19 in Manipur on Thursday.


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The cumulative number of COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur on Thursday rose to 29,022 as 15 more persons tested positive for the infection, while the recovered cases mounted to 28,499 with 23 new recoveries, the state health department said. 

The new positive cases included six from Tamenglong, three from  Imphal East, two each from Bishnupur and Churachandpur, and one each from Imphal West and Kakching, according to a release issued by the state COVID-19 Common Control Room.

All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

With the new recoveries the number of active cases in the state stood at 153 and the state's recovery rate reached 98.19 per cent, it stated while adding that the death toll remained at 370 as no new COVID-19 fatalities were recorded on Thursday.

Those who are in contact with a COVID-19 positive person have been advised to isolate themselves immediately, contact the Covid Control room or the district CMO for testing. In case of emergency, one can dial 24x7 Covid Common Control Room Number-1800-345-3818; for home isolation-related cases, one can dial the home isolation helpline numbers- 0385-2414009 (State head quarter) and - 8415944151 (Thoubal), the state health services stated.

One can also avail online teleconsultation by government doctors from home (10 am to 3 pm every day except on Sunday) by downloading eSanjeevaniOPD app at Google Play store or go to the website -  www.esanjeevaniopd.in.

The state health department has also advised the public to dial - 104 Manipur Mental Health Helpline from 9 am to 9 pm, for mental wellbeing. 

 

 

First Published:Jan. 28, 2021, 6:12 p.m.

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