IMPHAL: The state’s tally of COVID-19 rose to 27,036 with the detection of 177 more fresh positive cases reported from various parts of the state while the virus killed two more persons to push the death toll to 322 on Saturday.
According to a daily bulletin of COVID common control room issued by Additional director, Health department Dr Khoirom Shasheekumar Mangang, 153 persons (86 males, 67 females) from the general population and 24 belonging to Central Armed Police Force tested positive for the virus to take the total count of positive cases to 27,036. The fresh positive cases from among the general population are locally transmitted with no any history of travelling outside the state. The positive cases were detected at RIMS, JNIMS, Imphal west, Imphal east, swiss Hospital, CMC, Hillside Hospital, Samaritan, Escent Diagnostics, Shija Hospital, Advance Hospital, Jivan Hospital, Thoubal, Bishnupur, Senapati, Churachandpur, Tamenglong, Ukhrul, Kamjong, Kangpokpi and Babina diagnostics.
The infected persons are residents of Imphal West district (70), Imphal East (40), Thoubal (10), Bishnupur (12), Kakching (1), Tamenglong (3), Ukhrul (3), Chandel (2), Kangpokpi (2), Senapati (3), Churachandpur (5) and Kamjong (2). 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.
Meanwhile, two persons aged 70 years (female from Thoubal) and 78 years (male from Chandel) expired due to COVID-19 at RIMS and JNIMS respectively. With this, the death toll has surged to 322.
On the other hand, In the span of 24 hours, 116 persons were discharged after recovery from the virus.
They were discharged from CAPF-5, Home isolation-69, RIMS-6, JNIMS-4, CCC UNACCO-1, RD Wing-2, Shija Hospital-8, Raj Medicity-3, PR Kakching-8, Bal Bavan-6, Thoubal-1 and Bishnupur-6.
Altogether 23,657 persons (20,722 general population, 2935 CAPF) have recovered from the virus, thus recovery rate pegging at 87.50 percent. Active cases stood at 3057 by Saturday.
The press release further appealed to the people to contact 104 bManipur Mental Health helpline from 9 AM to 9 PM for mental wellbeing.