Manipur's COVID-19 death toll surges to 372

One more patient succumbed to COVID-19 in Manipur on Tuesday.


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COVID-19 claimed one more life in Manipur, taking the death toll to 372, while the caseload mounted to 29,086 as nine new positive cases, the state health department said on Wednesday.

A 47-year-old male from Chandel district who died at the Shija Hospital in Imphal became the latest COVID-19 victim in Manipur, according to a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room.

Of the new positive cases, six are males while three are females from the general population, the release stated, adding that the new cases included two each from Imphal West, Churachandpur and Thoubal, and one each from Imphal East, Bishnupur and Chandel.

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

Meanwhile, nine more recovered cases pushed the cumulative number of recovered cases to 28,603.  With it, the number of active cases stood at 111 and the state's recovery rate reached 98.33 per cent, the release 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.

 

First Published:Feb. 3, 2021, 8:47 p.m.

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