IMPHAL: Three more patients expired in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19 and other co-morbid health conditions taking the total death toll in the state to 21.
The first patient who passed away was a 60 year old man from Wahengbam Leikai who was admitted to JNIMS Covid ward on August 20 around 7.30 pm. He was tested Covid-19 positive, after complaining of fever, SOB and diarrhea. He expired there around 10.30 on Friday morning.
The second victim was identified as a personnel of IRB HQ Veng Churachandpur. The 34-year old man expired at Covid care centre, Meitram around 5 pm on Friday evening. He was admitted to CCC Meitram on August 16.
The third victim is said to be from Imphal West but no further details were given by the government.
Meanwhile, according to a statement issued by Dr Shasheekumar Manganga, Additional Director Health Department and Spokesperson Covid Common Control Room, 124 more fresh cases have tested positive for the contagion in the last 24 hours, taking state’s total confirmed Covid-19 positive cases to 5049 while 259 have been discharged in the last 24 hour cycle.
The 124 fresh cases including 98 from general population (64 males, 34 females) and 26 personnel belonging to Central Armed Police Forces were tested positive for Covid-19 in the state during the last 24 hours when samples were tested at VRDL JNIMS (30), JNIMS RAT (5), RIMS (6), Shija Hospital (1), Public Hospital (1), Raj Medicity (3), Chandel RAT (1), Jeevan Hospital (1), Thoubal RAT (3), Little Clinic (1), Imphal West RAT (19), Imphal West (32), Advance Hospital (1), IRL (1) and Babina Diagnostic (19).
Except one case from Kakching district, 97 are locally transmitted.
Of the 98 civilians who had tested positive in the last 24 hours, Imphal West district accounted for 50 positive cases while 26 cases were from Imphal East District, five each from Bishnupur district and Thoubal districts, eight from Chandel district, two from Churachandpur district, and one each from Kakching and Tamenglong districts.
All the infected patients will be shifted to COVID care facilities and necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, added the statement of CCR.
The state saw a rise in the recovery rate by 64.58 percent on Friday with 259 Covid-19 patients having been discharged from CAPF (107), CCC Lamboikhongnangkhong (71) CCC Unacco (34), Noney district (13), Kakching district (16), NEILIT Churachandpur (14) and Senapati (4) after they were found free of the Covid-19 contagion on RT PCR test.
With as many as 3261 Covid-19 patients having recovered and been discharged, the state’s total count of active COVID-19 cases stands at 1768. Recovery rate pegs at 64.58 percent by Friday, informed the statement of the State Health Department.
The total active cases include 974 in the general population category and 794 for security personnel.