IMPHAL: With 689 infected persons having recovered and discharged as against active COVID-19 cases of 677, the number of recovery or discharge has finally overtaken the active cases. As on Sunday, the recovery rate of COVID-19 cases in the state stood at 50.43 percent.
On Sunday, another 22 were from their respective treatment centres on Sunday after they were found COVID-19 free on RT PCR test.
However, 41 fresh individuals testing positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the state’s total count has climbed to 1366. But again, with 689 discharged, the active count stands at 677.
According to a statement issued by Additional Director Health Department and COVID-19 Common Control Room Spokesperson Dr Khoirom Shasheekumar Mangang in late evening, 21 persons were found positive for the virus at RIMS and 20 at JNIMS lab.
The fresh cases included one each from Churachandpur, Noney and Imphal East districts, 6 each from Imphal west and Kamjong districts, 4 from Kakching district, 18 from Kangpokpi district, and two each from Tamenglong and Ukhrul districts.
The health department did not reveal the travel history and address of the individuals.
All the patients have been shifted to COVID care centres. Health authority is taking up all necessary preventive and control measures like containment and contact tracing, added the statement.
Meanwhile, 22 persons were discharged from their respective treatment centres on Sunday after they were found COVID-19 free on RT PCR test. 7 patients were discharged from Covid Care Centre, Meitram, 2 from CCC Ukhrul, 8 from CCC Tamenglong Higher Secondary School, 5 from JNIMS isolation ward.
With 689 infected persons having recovered, state’s total active COVID-19 cases stands at 677, recording a recovery rate of 50.43 percent, said a statement from IBSD.
Common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, sore throat, cough, body ache and shortness of breath. These symptoms are also found in influenza like illness and severe acute respiratory infections. Any person with these symptoms should undergo COVID-19 testing. Health care providers irrespective of patient’s travel or contact history should facilitate the testing by contacting the respective surveillance officers, added the CCR in the release.
Of the 802 samples tested at RIMS, 21 samples turned out to be positive. 20 samples were found positive when 661 samples were tested at JNIMS in the last 24 hours.
All the 677 active COVID-19 cases are currently undergoing treatment at RIMS COVID care centre, RIMS, JNIMS, District Hospital Bishnupur, UNACCO school, Meitram, TK Woodland Resort, Tamenglong HSS, CCC/IO Ward Churachandpur, NIELIT Churachandpur, CCC, Senapati, District Hospital Ukhrul, District Hospital Thoubal, IGTU Makhan, CCC at PR English school, Kakching, MTC Kangpokpi, DH isolation ward Chandel, CCC Kasom Khullen and District QCs respectively.