Manipur's COVID-19 active caseload dips below 50

Five more persons recovered from COVID-19 in Manipur on Monday.


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COVID-19 active casesload in Manipur on Monday dipped below the 50-mark and the state's recovery rate reached 98.55 per cent, according to the state health department.

The number of active cases in the state is now 49, including 38 from the general population and 11 central security personnel, a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room stated.

The cumulative number of recovered cases surged to 28,818 with five more recoveries, the release stated.

While the death toll remained at 373 on Monday, the total caseload mounted to 29,240 as three more persons tested positive for the viral infection in a span of 24 hours. The three new cases included one each from Imphal West, Thoubal and Kakching. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated. 

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 -  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. 

Meanwhile, a total of 40,118 people have been administered COVID vaccine in Manipur, of which 1,630 people were vaccinated on Monday.

The state health department said that a total of 29,318 healthcare workers have been vaccinated till date.  

No severe reactions or allergies were reported following the immunisation till date. There were 47 mild reactions who were on home care, however, all of them have fully recovered, the state health department added.

First Published:Feb. 22, 2021, 6:49 p.m.

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