Four COVID-19 related deaths take toll to 97; Health Dept warns Public, Pvt Labs against repeat testing

Four COVID-19 related deaths take toll to 97; Health Dept warns Public, Pvt Labs against repeat testing

237 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours

TMB Report

IMPHAL: COVID-19 has claimed four more lives, thus increasing the death toll to 97 while the detection of 237 fresh positive cases have spiked the total count of COVID-19 confirmed cases to 13, 793 on Tuesday.

The latest COVID-19 victims are three males and a woman. An 80 year old male patient from Kangpokpi and another 64 year old female patient from Imphal West expired at JNIMS and RIMS respectively. Two males of 49 years and 45 years expired at Shija Hospital, informed of a release from the State Health department.

According to a daily bulletin of Covid Common Control Room, 237 fresh cases including 230 individuals from among the general population and seven personnel from Central Armed Police Personnel were detected positive for COVID-19 in the span of 24 hours.

222 from among the general population are locally transmitted with no significant history of travelling outside the state, informed the statement.  

The fresh positive cases were detected at JNIMS-81, Swiss Hospital-1, Thoubal-11, Noney-1, Kangpokpi-3, Tengnoupal-2, Churachandpur-8, Imphal east-5, Bishnupur-8, Kakching-6, Little Hospital-1, Mother’s care-5, Advance Hospital-6, RD Wing-1, Raj Medicity-8, Jivan Hospital-1, Babina Diagnostic-11, Chamber Hospital-1, Imphal Hospital-2, Samaritan-3, Tamenglong-1, Shija Hospital-7 and RIMS-39.

The positive cases from among the civilians include 68 from Imphal West district, 92 from Imphal East, 13 from Bishnupur, 10 from Churachandpur, one from Noney, 15 from Tamenglong, 19 from Thoubal, six from kakching, three from Kangpokpi, two from Tengnoupal.

Eight persons from Imphal west and Imphal east are returnees while the remaining 222 persons from among the civilians have no significant travel history.

All the infected patients are being shifted to COVID care facilities and necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, added the Health Department.

In the span of 24 hours, 122 persons were discharged, thus reducing the recovery rate again by 78.51 percent on Tuesday.

They were discharged from CAPF- 4, Home isolation-23, RIMS-8, Tamenglong-3, JNV Chandel-4, Kangpokpi-4, PR kakching-5, TK Ukhrul-1, Thoubal-7, Bishnupur-2, CCC UNACCO-15, CCC Lamboikhongnangkhong-43 and Jiribam-2.

The cumulative number of recovered cases stood at 10,829 while the active cases at 2867 which includes 2516 civilians and 351 security personnel.

On the other hand, state Health department has appealed to both the public and private laboratories not to entertain customers seeking for re-testing of COVID-19, citing it against the SOP.

“It is learnt from the media that some individuals undergo Covid-19 testing at two different laboratories, apparently to validate the result from the first lab against that of the second lab. Such validation testing creates confusion and is not allowed under the SOP for testing issued on 17th September 2020 by the government. If a test is to be repeated for whatsoever reasons within 7 days of the first test, due approval from a competent authority described in the SOP is necessary. All labs (public and private) are requested not to entertain customers requesting such test”, the Health department stated.

PFA Volunteer tested Covid-19 Positive

Thoubal: A frontline volunteer of Peoples For Animal (PFA), Manipur had tested Covid-19 positive, said a release here.

The release signed by Managing Trustee, PFA Manipur L. Biswajeet Meitei informed that the result was known after PFA Volunteers had tested Covid-19. Although PFA Manipur stands and works for the welfare of the animals and birds, the team has been working as frontline workers for the sake of people since April of this year to help District Administration Thoubal, Medical and District police Thoubal in combating the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic, the release states.  

Moreover, the release continued that PFA has also been extending help tirelessly since then to all the Covid-19 relief committees which were formed under the guidelines of each MLAs’ of the assembly constituencies of Thoubal District.

The PFA Manipur team has been doing as frontline workers to combat Covid-19 for the last 7/8 months like managing quarantine centres, testing people by wearing PPE, sanitizing, contact tracing and extending help at containment zones, the release stated and added that in spite of hard hit from Covid-19 pandemic, the team has been supporting animals and birds too.

The Deputy Commissioner Thoubal had honoured PFA Manipur by giving a certificate on the last Independence Day celebration held at Thoubal in recognition of the efforts rendered by the team in combating Covid-19, the release reminded.

Stating that PFA Manipur took the positive result of one of its brave volunteer as a sign of pinnacle of the services rendered by the team, the release continued that the health condition of the positive volunteer is not at a alarming stage as of now and hope that he will be getting well soon and serve as earlier.

The release also lauded MLAs’ of Thoubal District, Deputy Commissioner Thoubal, CMO Thoubal and SP Thoubal for their significant roles in trying to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

The other volunteers of PFA Manipur who aren’t included in the Covid-19 management team will continue to serve for the welfare of the animals and birds, the release added.

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