IMPHAL: Yet again, COVID-19 continued to claim lives in the state with eight more succumbing to the noval virus on Monday taking the death toll closer to the 300-mark at 281. This comes just a day after the state recorded the single-day highest deaths of 10 (ten) in the COVID related cases on Sunday.
The latest victims included seven males and one female hailing from Imphal West (4), Imphal East (3), Bishnupur (1) and Kangpokpi (1). They expired at Sjija Hospital (2), Raj Medicity (1), RIMS (3) and JNIMS (2).
According to a daily bulletin of COVID common control room issued by Additional director, Health department Dr Khoirom Shasheekumar Mangang, 135 persons (75 males, 60 females) from the general population were tested positive for the virus in the span of 24 hours. They have no any history of travelling outside the state.
The fresh positive cases were tested at RIMS-13, JNIMS-30, Imphal west-8, Imphal east-3, Maipakpi Hospital-1, CMC-2, Advance Hospital-7, ACME-1, Shija Hospital-8, Hillside Hospital-2, Raj Medicity-6, RD Wing-9, Lamjingba Hospital-3, Escent Diagnostics-5, Thoubal-4, Bishnupur-4, Kakching-10, Tamenglong-4, Churachandpur-1, Jiribam-1 and Babina Diagnostics-10.
The positive cases from among the civilians are residents of Imphal West district (44), Imphal East (45), Thoubal (12), Bishnupur (9), Kakching (14), Tamenglong (4), Ukhrul-1, Churachandpur (4), Jiribam (1) and Chandel (1).
All the infected patients are being shifted to Covid Care facilities and all necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, added the release.
On the other hand, In the span of 24 hours, 165persons were discharged after recovery from the virus.
They were discharged from Home isolation-98, RIMS-12, JNIMS-3, CCC LKK-4, CCC UNACCO-10, Raje Medicity-10, RD Wing-13, PR Kakching-1, TK Ukhrul-1, JNV Chandel-1, CCC Phungyar-4, Bal Bavan-11, Thoubal-2, Bishnupur-2 and Kangpokpi-1.
The cumulative number of recovered cases stood at 21,566 on Monday, thus recovery rate pegging at 86.10 percent while the active cases stood at 3,198.
It further stated that serosurveillance study on COVID-19 prevalence has started in the selected districts nsmrly Churachandpur, Imphal west, Kakching and Ukhrul.
Meanwhile, CM Biren has finally recovered from COVID-19 testing Negative for the noval virus on Monday after testing positive for the virus two weeks ago.
According to RT-PCR Test Report signed by Dr. Rk. Manojkumar Singh, Associate Professor, Dept of Microbiology, JNIMS, sample was collected on Sunday (November 29) with the result being declared today (November 30); it came Negative.
The chief minister’s sample was tested at JNIMS.
Expressing gratitude to the people, CM said it was because of the blessings of the public.
“Today, on the 14th day of being Positive for COVID-19, I have tested negative,” CM posted on his Facebook page.
CM credited his recovery to the people of the state stating that it is because of the prayers by people of different faith either at their religious places or at home that he’s recovered. I extend my sincere appreciation, the CM added.
The CM also expressed his gratitude to the Doctors and medical staff who took care of him and helped him recover from COVID-19.
CM Biren had tested positive for COVID-19 on November 15.