IMPHAL: Amidst the State Government’s relentless effort to contain the COVID-19 infection, spread of the virus and COVID related death cases continued unabated as the state recorded 260 fresh cases of COVID-19 in a single day.
According to a daily bulletin updated by Dr Shasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director Health Department and Spokesperson Covid Common Control Room, the 260 fresh positive cases including 240 civilians and 20 personnel belonging to CAPF were detected at RIMS-116, JNIMS-26, swiss Hospital-1, Thoubal-18, Noney-1, Shija Hospital-5, Churachandpur-14, Raj Medicity-11, Kamjong-2, Imphal East-6, Bishnupur-2, Kakching-1, Mother’s care-1, Senapati-2, Jiribam-6, Tamenglong-2, Imphal West RAT-17, Ukhrul -6 and Babina Diagnostic-13.
The fresh cases belong to Imphal West -120, Imphal east-36, Tamenglong-2, Ukhrul-16, Noney-11, Kakching-1, Senapati-2, Churachandpur-20, Jiribam-6, Thoubal-21, Kamjong-2, Bishnupur-3.
With this, state’s total confirmed positive cases have climbed to 10,051.
Of the 240 civilians who tested positive, 232 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, altogether 79 persons were discharged, thus pegging the recovery rate at 76.42 percent on Saturday.
They were discharged from CAPF -13, RIMS-1, CCC Lamboikhongnangkhong-43, CCC UNACCO-9, Kangpopi-1, and CCC Moreh-12 after they were found Covid free on RT PCR test.
Altogether, 7681 patients have recovered and the active Covid-19 cases stands at 2306, out of which 1896 are civilians and 410 security personnel.
Meanwhile, with a 57 year old woman from Imphal East district succumbing to the contagion at RIMS, the state’s COVID-19 related death cases has surged to 64.