IMPHAL: State’s tally of COVID-19 positve cases rose to 25,536 with detection of 146 new positive cases in the span of 24 hours while the virus killed three more persons to take the death toll to 294.
According to a daily bulletin of COVID common control room issued by Additional director, Health department Dr Khoirom Shasheekumar Mangang, 135 persons (68 males, 67 females) from the general population and 11 belonging to Central Armed Police Force were tested positive for the virus in the span of 24 hours.
The 135 new positive cases from among the general population are locally transmitted with no any history of travelling outside the state. The fresh positive cases were tested at RIMS, JNIMS, Imphal west, Imphal east, Maipakpi Hospital, Mother’s care Hospital, Advance Hospital, Lamjingba Hospital, Iboyaima Hospital, Shija Hospital, Imphal Hospital, jivan Hospital, Raj Medicity, Escent Diagnostics, Thoubal, Bishnupur, Tamenglong, Ukhrul, Senapati, Churachandpur, and Babina Diagnostics.
The positive cases from among the civilians belonged to Imphal West district (49), Imphal East (41), Thoubal (10), Bishnupur (17), Kakching (3), Ukhrul (2), Tamenglong (4), Senapati (1), Churachandpur (7) and Tengnoupal (1). All the infected patients are being shifted to Covid Care facilities and all necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, added the release.
In the last 24 hours, three persons aged 56 years (female from Imphal west), 69 years (male from Imphal west) and 75 years (female from Bishnupur) expired due to COVID-19 at Shija Hospital and Raj Medicity, thus pushing death toll to 294.
On the other hand, In the span of 24 hours, 235 persons were discharged after recovery from the virus.
They were discharged from CAPF-36, Home isolation-132, RIMS-12, CCC LKK-9, CCC UNACCO-23, RD Wing-2, TK Ukhrul-2, PR Kakching-7, Bal Bavan-2, Thoubal-3, Bishnupur-6 and Kangpokpi-1.
Altogether 22,172 persons have recovered from the virus, thus recovery rate pegging at 86.82 percent.
Active cases stood at 3,070 by Thursday.