COVID-19 claims one more life in Manipur; death toll rises to 371

Manipur recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.


 

The COVID-19 death toll in Manipur rose to 371 as one more patient succumbed to the infection, while the total caseload surged to 29,037 with 15 new positive cases, the state health department said on Friday.

A 74-year-old male from Churachandpur district who died at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal became the latest COVID-19 victim in Manipur, according to a release issued by the state COVID-19 Common Control Room.

As per the release, of the new positive cases nine are males while six are females. The new cases included four each from Imphal West and Imphal East, two from Bishnupur, and one each from Thoubal, Kakching, Tengnoupal, Chandel and Tamenglong.

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

Meanwhile, 25 more persons recuperated from the infection, pushing the cumulative number of recovered cases to 28,524. With the new recoveries the number of active cases stood at 142 and the state's recovery rate reached 98.23 per cent, it added.

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. 

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First Published:Jan. 29, 2021, 7:04 p.m.

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