Imphal: Covid-19 infection seemed to have spiraled out of control alarmingly in the state yet again as the state on Sunday saw a single day spike of 72 new Covid-19 positive cases including 21 personnel from Central Armed Police Force.
In view of the alarming situation, Chief Minister N Biren has issued an advisory asking all Cabinet Ministers, legislators and government functionaries to refrain from public functions.
The advisory issued by the Secretary to the Chief Minister stated, the present situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a cause for alarm in recent days. As gatherings for various reasons are potential sources for spreading the virus, all Cabinet Ministers, legislators and government functionaries are advised to refrain from organizing, participating in or promoting, in any manner whatsoever, events or functions by whatever name called, which will create or attract, or are likely to create or attract public gathering of any size.
According to a press release issued by Additional director and Covid-19 Common Control room spokesperson Dr. Khoirom Shaheekumar Mangang, 51 persons from general population and 21 persons from CAPF were detected Covid-19 positive at JNIMS, RIMS, Shija Hospital, Iboyaima Hospital, Babina diagnostics, RD Wing, Imphal Hospital, Hillside hospital, Swiss clinic, Raj Medicity, Thoubal RAT, Bishnupur RAT, Churachandpur and Chandel RAT.
The 51 civilians who has been tested positive are residents of Imphal west (19), Imphal East (7), Thoubal (3), Bishnupur (7), Kakching (5), Churachandpur (3), Chandel (6) and Noney(1). All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, added the release.
Death toll remained unchanged at 376 as the state reported no Covid-19 related death in the last 24 hours.
On the other hand, 7 persons were discharged from home isolation (5), RIMS (1) and SHRI (1).
The cumulative number of positive caseloads is 29,721 (General population -26,235, CAPF-3486). The figure includes 255 active cases. The cumulative number of recovered cases is 29,090 (general population-25,650, CAPF-3440). Recovery rate slipped to 97.87 percent.
Health department further asked the air passengers who travelled to the state on April 15 by Air Asia flight A1-713 in rows 3-9 to inform the Common Covid Control Room 18003453818 or respective district surveillance officers immediately.
So far, 106284 persons have been vaccinated in the state. The department further advised all persons above 45 years to get vaccinated immediately at vaccine centres of RIMS, JNIMS, district hospitals, CHCs, PHCs and select private hospitals.