50 children test Covid-19 positive since March 1 in Kangpokpi

Kangpokpi: The Covid-19 death toll reached 27, while the active case tally stood at 61 and the number of cumulative positive cases reached 1,507 since the first wave.

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As many as 50 children below 18 years of age have been tested positive for Covid-19 since March 1 in Kangpokpi district in Manipur, which is a matter of serious concern.

The district also reported one more death on Wednesday at the Covid Care Centre Leikop. With it, the Covid-19 death toll in Kangpokpi district reached 27, while the active case tally stood at 61 and the number of cumulative positive cases reached 1,507 since the first wave.

One Mangeilong, 60, from Mayangkhang village in Kangpokpi district succumbed to the dreaded COVID-19 Wednesday morning at Covid Care Centre Leikop.

 According to the medical report, the victim was brought to the Covid Care Centre at around 11:15 am after he was tested COVID-19 positive on Tuesday. He died at around 11:50 am. The immediate cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest caused by COVID-19 Pneumonia according to the medical report. He was later buried at the village cemetery following strict Covid protocols.

Meanwhile, according to the official status report from the district surveillance officer, Kangpokpi, 14 new positive cases were detected in the past 24 hours in Kangpokpi district, pushing the active cases at 61 after 13 were cured and discharged today.

However, according to the Covid Task Force Kangpokpi, the total number of positive cases detected alone in Kangpokpi town today was 15, out of which some are yet to be reflected in the official portal.

Covid Task Force Kangpokpi president, Haolet Khongsai said that six member of a family from Vengthah Ward No III Kangpokpi had earlier tested positive before nine members of another family, the cousins of a COVID-19 victim from Kangpokpi Ward No II were also tested positive after taking a retest during home isolation.

He also said that the COVID Task Force Kangpokpi volunteers had already sealed their respective homes accordingly after informing the SDO Kangpokpi, the incharge of Covid Task Force in Kangpokpi assembly constituency.

The Covid Task Force Kangpokpi president said that since the households of the positive families have been sealed, the Ward Committee concerned and the Covid Task Force Kangpokpi shall be informed of any grievances and hardships with respect to essential commodities and health issues.

He also cautioned that anyone found discriminating against any Covid patients and their family members within the jurisdiction of Covid Task Force Kangpokpi shall be reported to the authority concerned for appropriate action. He further appealed to those who came into contact with the members of family to get tested at the earliest.

Covid Task Force Keithelmanbi, Santolabari Parsain, Tujang and others also embarked on taking up several preventive measures, including contact tracing, helping the medical team in retesting, enforcing Covid appropriate behaviours, and humanitarian services in their respective jurisdiction.

Meanwhile, Kangpokpi Police extended monetary aid to the Medical department of Kangpokpi to be utilised to augment the requirements of the district medical team.

Additional SP(Ops) Lalminlen Misao on behalf of SP Kangpokpi provided a sum of Rs 30,000  to the medical superintendent of district hospital Kangpokpi.

Kangpokpi Police led by officer-in-charge of Kangpokpi Police Station inspector Henminthang Kipgen, also embarked on enforcing Covid appropriate behaviour in collaboration with Covid Task Force of various areas and villages in Kangpokpi assembly constituency.

Kangpokpi Fire personnel also embarked on sanitisation of the highway, pharmacies, Churches, etc. at several locations in the district.

First Published:May 27, 2021, 9:35 a.m.

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