COVID-19 in Manipur: Positive cases rise to 14,715 with single day spike of 337

The death toll rose to 109 after five persons died in a span of a day.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur on Friday surged to 14,715 as the state recorded another single day spike of 337 cases and the death toll rose to 109 after five persons died in a span of a day, according to an official data.

Of the new positive cases, 304 persons (184 males and 120 females) are from the general population and 33 are Central Armed Police Force (CAPF)  personnel, a release from the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

The five deaths include three from Imphal East and one each from Thoubal and Tamenglong, it stated.

The positive cases from general population include 113 from Imphal East, 55 from Imphal West, 33 from Kakching, 20 from Chandel, 19 from Tamenglong, 15 from Tengoupal, 12 from Senapati, nine each from Churachandpur and Bishnupur, eight from Ukhrul, seven from  Thoubal, three from Kangpokpi  and one from Noney, the release stated. 

Only eight persons - one from Imphal East and seven from Imphal West -  are returnees while the rest are locals without any significant travel history. They are being shifted to the Covid Care facilities. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place.

On Thursday, a total of 164 persons were discharged.  With the new recoveries, the cumulative number of recovered cases is 11,245 (general population - 8,972 and Central Security Personnel 2,273) and the  recovery rate is 76.41 per cent. The number of active cases is 3,361 (general population -3,018 and Central Security Personnel -343), the state health department stated. 

In case of emergency, one can dial the 24x7: Covid Common Control Room Number-1800-345-3818. Online teleconsultation by government doctors from home (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day except on Sunday) can be availed by downloading eSanjeevaniOPD app at Google Play store or go to website www.esanjeevaniopd.in. .

 

First Published:Oct. 16, 2020, 7:03 p.m.

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