IMPHAL: Local Transmission has seemingly spiraled out of hand with 94 individuals belonging to general population without significant travel history testing positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
State’s total count of confirmed Covid-19 positive cases hit 3217 mark on Thursday with as many as 124 individuals including 115 local people and nine belonging to Central Armed Police Force testing positive for the contagion in the last 24 hours, according to a statement issued by Covid Control Common Room.
Of them, 53 samples were detected positive for the deadly virus at VRDL of RIMS, followed by 33 samples at JNIMS lab, 29 at Imphal West Rapid Antigen test, one each at DH Kakching and Shija Hospital, 2 at Babina Diagnostic and five at DH Churachandpur.
Imphal West district reported 38 positive cases while 35 cases from Thoubal, six from kakching, 7 from CCpur, 10 from Imphal east, four from Kamjong, 3 from Bishnupur, 12 from Kangpokpi.
Of the 115 positive cases belonging to general population, 94 cases do not have travel history.
The infected patients will be shifted to COVID care facilities and necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place. There is no report of death due to Covid-19 from any part of the state, added the statement of CCR.
The Control Room further stated that altogether 43 individuals were discharged from Covid care centre, RIMS (7), CCC Meitram, Imphal west (23), CCC Tamenglong (6) and Ukhrul (2) after they were found Covid-19 free on RT PCR test.
With 1905 Covid-19 patients out of 3217 having recovered, State’s total count of active COVID-19 cases stand at 1304.
Of the 3217 total confirmed cases, 2681 belong to general population while 536 belong to Central Security personnel. Of the 1304 active cases, 851 belong to general population and 453 belong to Security personel.
Meanwhile, a 15-year old became the latest and youngest victim of COVID-19 when he passed away late Wednesday night at RIMS.
Both his kidneys had failed and was undergoing treatment at the premier medical institute for the past two months, sources informed.
With this, the number of COVID-19 related deaths stand at eight.
The young victim has been identified as Khoirakpam Sanatomba (15 years), S/o Kh Inao, and Kh (o) Ibemma of Phubala Ward No. 4, Makha Mamang Leikai, Bishnupur.
Sources informed that two of his attendants, his father and brother, have also tested positive for novel virus while his mother tester negative.
The lifeless body of the young victim has been kept at RIMS mortuary.