Manipur's COVID-19 death toll rises to four

Manipur on Thursday reported three more COVID-19 death cases.

A day after Manipur reported its first COVID-19 fatality, three more COVID-19 death cases in the state were reported on Thursday, pushing the state's death toll to four, official sources said. 

The health department in a statement said that three male adults aged 48, 47 and 60 died at RIMS and JNIMS due to co-morbid health condition and Covid-19. Of the three cases, the first case, a 48-year-old hails from Leimakhong who was admitted at RIMS on June 8 with kidney ailments and lungs infection among others. He died at RIMS Covid care centre in the wee hour around 2.30 am. The second victim from Langol succumbed to COVID-19 around 11 am. He was first evacuated to SHIJA hospital and later referred to RIMS casualty. The third case, a 60 year old from Thoubal Moijing, was evacuated to JNIMS following difficulty in breathing. Later, he succumbed to the disease around 4.45 in the evening.

The 48-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 on July 26 along with the one who expired on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, two resident doctors of Anesthesia department of RIMS hospital were found positive for the virus on Wednesday. So far, 22 staff of the hospital including doctors, have been found positive for the virus. Of the five positive in-patients of  the hospital, two died and three are undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state rose to 2505 on Thursday with 47 more new positive cases reported from different parts of the state. The new patients have been shiftend to covid care facilities. 

The total tally included four deaths, 829 active cases and 1672 recovered cases so far.

First Published: July 30, 2020, 1:45 p.m.