Manipur COVID-19 tally surges to 3,853 as 100 more test positive

As many as 876 of the state's COVID-19 tally are Central security personnel.

Manipur's COVID-19 tally surged to 3,853 confirmed cases, including 1720 active cases and 876 Central security force personnel, on Monday.

In the last 24 hours, as many as 57 people, including 37 males and 20 females from the general population and 43 personnel from the Central security forces tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release of the COVID-19 Common Control Room.

The positive cases are from Imphal West- 34; Thoubal -1; Senapati - 1; Kangpokpi – 1; Chandel - 1; Churachandpur - 2; Imphal East - 6; Kakching - 2; and Kamjong - 9.

Seven of the general population are returnees from other states – one each from Imphal East, Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal West and Senapati; and two from Kakching. The rest 50 are locals without any significant travel history, the release said.

The new COVID-19 patients are being shifted to the Covid Care facilities. All necessary medical precautionary measures are in place continue, Additional director and spokesperson of the state health department Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang stated.

Meanwhile, 78 more have been discharged. They are from CRPF (15), RIMS (7), JNIMS (2), CCCS of Meitram (21), Senapati (3), Thoubal (16), Kasom (1), Churachandpur (6), DH Thoubal (3) and RD Wing (4), after they were found COVID-19 free on RT PCR test.

The cumulative number of death remains 11, the release stated.

The cumulative number of discharged cases is 2122 (General Population - 1972 and Central Security Personnel - 150). The number of active cases is 1720 (General Population - 994 and Central Security Personnel -726). The recovery rate is 55.07 per cent, the release added.

 

First Published:Aug. 10, 2020, 8:43 p.m.