Manipur's COVID-19 active caseload dips below 30

Five more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur on Monday.

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The number of active cases in Manipur dipped below 30 on Monday after four more patients recovered from the viral infection, the state health department said.

As per a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room, the cumulative number of recovered cases in the state rose to 28,894 and the state's recovery rate reached 98.62 per cent.

While the death toll remained at 373 with no COVID-19 death case on Monday, the state's caseload surged to 29,296 as five more persons tested positive for the viral infection in a span of 24 hours, the release stated.

The new positive cases included two from Imphal East, and one each from Imphal West, Bishnupur and Jiribam.  All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

It further stated that 62 more people have been vaccinated and the cumulative number of vaccine beneficiaries has risen to 68,467. The total number of healthcare workers who have been vaccinated is 30,368, it added.

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 8, 2021, 6:52 p.m.

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