Alarming COVID-19 surge in hill districts of Manipur

A total of 742 more people tested positive for COVID-19 and 14 people succumbed to the disease on Friday.


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Manipur on Friday reported 14 more COVID-19 deaths and 742 new positive cases, with an alarming surge of the virus infection in the hill districts of the state, as per the latest update by the state health department.

A release from the state COVID-19 Common Control Room stated that 54 new cases are personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces. With it, the state's tally of COVID-19 confirmed cases moved up to 102,889 on Friday from Thursday’s tally of 1,02,147.

The COVID-19 death toll mounted to 1,628 from Thursday’s number of 1,614. Imphal East reported six deaths, the highest among the districts on Friday. Four deaths are from Imphal West, one from Bishnupur and two each from Kakching and Thoubal.

The release stated that of the 14 deaths, nine persons had co-morbidities and only five of them were vaccinated with first dose.

Among the new COVID-19 positive cases reported, while Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of new COVID-19 cases with 245 and 141 positive cases respectively.

However, hill districts on Friday reported alarming surge in new positive cases, with Ukhrul which reported nine positive cases on Thursday logged 52 new cases on Friday.

Pherzawl district which has been reporting zero COVID-19 cases reported 40 new cases, while Kamjong and Kangpokpi reported six new cases. Eighteen new cases are from Chandel, 88 from Churachandpur, two from Noney, 14 from Senapati and seven each from Tamenglong and Tengnoupal.

Thirty-one new COVID-19 cases are from Thoubal, 50 from Bishnupur, 34 from Kakching, Jiribam reported no new cases.

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

The state also recorded 1,047 new recoveries in a span of 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 92,894. The recovery rate improved to 90.28 per cent from 89.91 per cent on Thursday.

Manipur’s COVID-19 active cases noted a drop to 8367 from Thursday’s 8,686 active cases.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,722 D-type Oxygen Cylinders and 311 B-type Oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur in the last 24 hours.

As per the latest update, the total number of people who have been administered vaccine had reached 13,68,523 (first dose: 11,34,815 and second dose: 2,33,708).

No of vacant beds in hospitals in Manipur

According to the release, there are a total of 195 vacant general beds and 53 ICU/HDU beds of COVID-19 in seven hospitals of Manipur.

In ILAND Hospital (Contact No. 9540404955/ 7085206820), there are 20 general beds.

In MSF, Little flower School (Contact No. 9311222947), there are beds and one ICU/HDU beds.

In CMC, Koirengei (Contact No. 9612636004/9612905628), there are 30 vacant general beds and five ICU/HDU beds.

In Iboyaima Hospital, Singjamei (Contact No.7005436870/ 9612022125), there are 20 vacant general beds.

In Jivan Hospital, Kakching (Contact No. 9366034272/ 7085348366) there are 14 vacant general beds and eight ICU/HDU beds.

In Shija Hospital (Contact No. 7005097688/7005125158), there are five vacant general beds and five ICU/HDU beds.

In Raj Medicity (Contact No.7005105552/9366496411), there are 33 vacant general beds and 11 ICU/HDU beds.

In RIMS (Contact number 7640862396), there are 73 vacant general beds and 23 ICU/HDU beds, it mentioned.

For information about CHIC (Community Home Isolation Centres), the general public can contact deputy director of Health and CHIC (in-charge) Dr L Somorendro at mobile phone number: 9402723243, the release added.

Covid Care Centre Vacancy Updates

According to a release issued from DIPR, of the total 3,547 beds available in all the district Covid Care Centres of Manipur, the total number of vacant beds as on Wednesday are 2017.

There are 128 vacant beds in Imphal East (Bal Bhawan, NSU, Standard College, AYUSH Hospital), 561 in  Imphal West (LKK, RD Wing MU Hostels, NIT), 205 in Thoubal, 65 in Bishnupur, 44 in Kakching, 140 in Churachandpur, 24 in Pherzawal, 200 in Senapati, 13 in Tengnoupal, 53 in Jiribam, 32 in Noney, 54 in Kangpokpi, 239 in Tamenglong, 34 in Chandel, 53 in Ukhrul and 172 in Kamjong, the release added.

First Published:Aug. 6, 2021, 6:24 p.m.

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