Covid-19 related death toll rises to 27 as two more expire

Covid-19 related death toll rises to 27 as two more expire

118 including 79 sans travel history test positive to take total to 5843

TMB Report

IMPHAL: Two more COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Friday taking the toll to 27 in the state.

Of the two, one is a jawan of 16 Assam Rifles post of Keithelmanbi, in Imphal West while the second one is a 40-year old woman from Telepati area in Imphal East. Both the patients died at JNIMS.

The AR jawan, was admitted to JNIMS Covid Care Centre on August 13 at 8:00 PM following complaints of shortness of breathing and generalised weakness. He was admitted in ICU and given treatment. He was shifted to ward on August 20 as his condition was better. However, he was found death on bed early Friday morning around 5:55 due to COVID-19 and other ailments such as hypertension and pulmonary (lung) tuberculosis.

The woman, identified as a resident of Telepati, Imphal East was admitted on August 21 after testing positive. She expired at 12:30 AM Friday.

According to the hospital, she had underlying sickness post kidney transplant, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Hepatitis infection.

Meanwhile, 118 fresh cases were detected positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours bringing the total count of Covid-19 confirmed cases to 5843 on Friday.

According to a statement issued by Dr Shasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director Health Department and Spokesperson Covid Common Control Room, 81 individuals belonging to general population and 37 personnel of Central Armed Police Forces  were tested positive for Covid-19 at Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratory of RIMS (10), VRDL JNIMS (40), Thoubal (9),Advance Hospital (4), Babina Diagnostic (9), Imphal West RAT (25), Churachandpur (6), Imphal East (12), IRL (2) and Raj Medicity (1).

Of the 81 civilians tested positive, 79 are locally transmitted while two from Kakching and Churachandpur are returnees, informed the State Health Department.

The figure includes 37 Imphal West district, 24 from Imphal east, 12 from Thoubal, one each from Kakching, Bishnupur and two each from Senapati district,  Churachandpur district and Tengnoupal district. 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, 100 Covid patients were discharged from CAPF (59), Senapati district (1), CCC UNACCO Meitram (19), Thoubal (12), JNIMS (7) and RIMS (2) after they were found Covid free on RT PCR test.

With altogether 4057 Covid-19 patients having recovered and been discharged, state’s active Covid-19 cases stand at 1759. Recovery rate pegs at 69.43 percent by Friday.

Stating that people can consult Government doctors from home from 10 AM to 3 PM everyday except Sunday, the Health Department appealed to the people to download eSanjeevani OPD App at Google playstore or go to the website . For teleconsultation, people can use smartphones, or computer/laptop with internet connection. 

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