COVID-19: 11 more test positive in Manipur

No covid-19 death was reported in Manipur on Friday.

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Manipur's COVID-19 caseload on Friday surged to 29,166 as 11 more persons, including one Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel tested positive for the viral infection, the state health department said.

The new positive cases from the general population included four from Imphal West, two from Imphal East, one each from Chandel, Kakching, Tamenglong, Tengnoupal and Ukhrul, according to a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room.

The death toll remained at 373 as no COVID-19 fatalities were recorded on Friday. 

The cumulative number of recovered cases surged to 28,737 after eight more persons recovered from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours. With the new recovered cases, the active caseload stood at 56 and the state's recovery rate reached 98.52 per cent, the release stated.  

Meanwhile, the state health department had advised those in contact with a COVID-19 positive person 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 department 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 -

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

A total of 19,266 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Manipur, of which 3,322 people were vaccinated on Friday.

The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated till date is 16,761, the state health department said.

No severe reactions or allergies were reported following the immunisation till date, the state health department added.

First Published:Feb. 12, 2021, 7:27 p.m.

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