Eight more test positive for COVID-19 in Manipur

Manipur's COVID-19 caseload rose to 29,282, while the number of recovered cases rose to 28,876 on Tuesday.

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Barely a day after the daily COVID-19 positive count fell to one on Monday, it rose to eight on Tuesday in Manipur, the state health department said.

The eight positive cases included one personnel of the Central security forces. With it, the state’s total caseload rose to 29,282 on Tuesday, while the number of recovered cases rose to 28876 and the death toll stood at 373. The total active cases rose to 33 on Tuesday from 30 on Monday, the release from the state COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

The new positive cases included two from Imphal East, five from Imphal West, while five more people have been discharged, the release stated.

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

Meanwhile, 1,385 more people have been vaccinated and the cumulative number of vaccine beneficiaries has risen to 53,805. The total number of healthcare workers who have been vaccinated is 29898, the release stated.

In case of emergency, the public have been advised to contact helpline number 1800-345-3818. Home isolation helpline number is 0385-2414009.

The state health department further said no severe reactions or allergies were reported following the immunisation. 

First Published:March 2, 2021, 10:15 p.m.

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