IMPHAL: Three persons succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours to take the state’s tally from the disease to 55.
Two male patients of 80 and 57 years respectively from Imphal West district died at RIMS while the 65 year old man from Thoubal district expired at JNIMS, Health department said.
Meanwhile, spread of COVID-19 infection continued unabated in the state with 117 fresh cases detected positive for the virus in the last 24 hours to take the tally of COVID-19 confirmed cases to 8724.
According to a daily bulletin updated by Dr Shasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director Health Department and Spokesperson Covid Common Control Room, the 117 fresh positive cases including 117 civilians and one personnel belonging to CAPF were detected at VRDL RIMS – 24, VRDL JNIMS -21, Raj Medicity-7, Thoubal-23, Churachandpur-8, Imphal east-3, Bishnupur-4, Senapati-2, Remedy Hospital-1, Jivan Hospital-2, Advance Hospital-1, Babina Diagnostic-14, Jiribam-1, Imphal east-4, RIMS RAT-2.
The positive cases belong to Imphal West district -38, Imphal east-33, Thoubal-24, Churachandpur-8, Jiribam-1, Kakching-2, Bishnupur-8, Senapati-2.
Of the 117 civilians who tested positive, 111 are locally transmitted with no travel history. 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.
Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, 94 persons were discharged, thus pegging the recovery rate at 77.06 percent on Friday.
They were discharged from CAPF -35, RIMS-7, JNIMS-14, CCC UNACCO-6, CCC Lamboikhongnangkhong -29 and CCC Jiribam-1 and TK Ukhrul-2 after they were found Covid-19 free on RT PCR test.
Altogether, 6723 patients have recovered and the active Covid-19 cases stands at 1946 in the state. The figure includes 1633 civilians and 313 security personnel.
The health department advised the individuals who were in contact with a positive person to isolate immediately and get themselves tested. It also asked the contact control room or CMO for further testing to break the chain collectively.
People can contact 24×7 helpline number 1800-345-3818 (COVID Common Control Room), 8787457035/9402751364/7629943596 for psychological support and 1800-103-2015 for hospitalisation, added the Health department.
The state COVID treatment team is formed as a sub committee consisting of 11 officials chaired by Director, Health services for inspection, supervision and guidance of hospitals dedicated to COVID-19. The committee will supervise the centres regarding the use of state trusted prescription protocols on COVID 19 and shall give feedback for improving the patient care services so as to decrease morbidity and mortality, it added.