87 locals with no travel history test positive
IMPHAL: The cumulative number of positive cases in the state crossed the 4,000-mark on Thursday with 130 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours while another one succumbed to the novel virus taking the death toll to 13.
According to Dr. Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, Addl. Director and Spokesperson, Health Department, Government of Manipur, 91 persons (5IM, 40F) from general population and 39 personnel from Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours (5:00 PM of August 12 – 5:00 PM of August 13).
The positive cases are from VRDL, RIMS – 57; STDC/IRL – 1; Raj Medicity 5; Shija Hospital 1; DH Chandel 5; DH Churachandpur – 7; DH Thoubal – 43; Imphal West RAT 5; Babina Diagnostics 6. As for districts, they are from Imphal West 24; Thoubal 47; Imphal East 12; Churachandpur 4; Senapati 1; Bishnupur 3.
Only 4 from Churachandpur out of the general population are returnees from other states and the rest 87 are locals without any significant travel history, the Addl. Director of Health said.
They are being shifted to the Covid Care facilities. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place.
He also informed that in the past twenty-four hours, 64 persons were discharged and they are from RIMS (1), CCCs of Meitram (40), Kakching (15), Kamjong (4) and Phungyar (4) after they were found COVID-19 free on RT PCR test.
The cumulative number of positive cases is 4112 (General Population 3177 and Central Security Personnel 935). The cumulative number of discharged cases is 2295 (General Population – 2123 and Central Security Personnel-172). The number of active cases is 1804 (General Population-1041 and Central Security Personnel 763). The recovery rate is 55.81%
Meanwhile, a male aged 37 from Imphal West with history of hypertension expired at RIMS due to Covid 19 taking the cumulative number of deaths is 13, according to the Health Department.