IMPHAL: The state on Saturday recorded the highest ever spike of fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours with the Health department reporting 426 new positive cases, pushing the state’s total COVID-19 tally to 15141.
On the other hand, four more persons also succumbed to COVID-19 infection during the same period, taking the tally of COVID-19 related death cases to 113.
According to a daily bulletin of Covid Common Control Room, the 426 fresh positive cases were detected at different testing facilities in the span of 24 hours. Of this, 416 are from the general population and 10 belonged to Central Armed Police Force personnel. 404 individuals 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-122, RIMS-35, Kamjong-4, Tengnoupal-2, Churachandpur-12, Bishnupur-14, Senapati-1, Thoubal-16, Jiribam-1, Swiss Hospital-3, Chandel-2, Public Hospital-3, Horizon-1, Imphal East-1, RD Wing-2, Imphal West-115, Raj Medicity-4, Jivan Hospital-4, Hillside Hospital-1, Babina Diagnostic-28, Mother’s Care-1, Shija Hospital-20, Tamenglong-24, Ukhrul-6 and Maipakpi Hospital-4.
Among the districts, Imphal West reported the highest number of positive cases with 181 new cases, followed by 124 from Imphal East, 24 from Thoubal, one from Jiribam, five from Kamjong, two from Kangpokpi, three from Kakching, five from Ukhrul, three from Chandel, 26 from Tamenglong, 19 from Churachandpur, seven from Tengnoupal, one from Senapati and 15 from Bishnupur.
Only 12 persons, belonging to Imphal East and Imphal West, are returnees while the remaining are locals without 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.
On Saturday, altogether 198 persons were discharged from CAPF- 43, Home isolation-10, RIMS-4, JNIMS-16, RD Wing-6, CCC UNACCO-9, Sadhbhavna-15, CCC Lamboikhongnangkhong-29, CCC Lanva-12, Tamenglong-3, Lamding-8, Chandel-14, Kangpokpi-2, Thoubal-4, Jiribam-4, Bishnupur-12, TK Ukhrul-3 and Senapati-4.
The cumulative number of recovered cases stood at 11,443 while the active cases at 3587 which includes 3277 civilians and 310 security personnel. Recovery rate declined to 75.57 percent on Saturday.
The release further stated that a 82 year old man from Imphal East and another 63 year old woman from Chandel expired at Shija Hospital and Jivan Hospital respectively due to COVID-19 infection.
Meanwhile, according to an unofficial source, two male patients of 84 years and 67 years also expired in Churachandpur. With this, the state’s COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 113.
India Records Decline In New Cases
With a spike of 62,211 new Covid-19 cases and 837 deaths in 24 hours, India’s tally reached 74,32,680, the Union Health Ministry data said on Saturday. The spike is lower than the Friday figures of 63,371 coronavirus new cases and 895 deaths recorded in 24 hours.
India’s doubling time has also sharply increased to 70.4 days. This indicates a substantial fall in the daily new cases and the consequent increase in time taken to double the total cases.
On Saturday, the Health Ministry data said 65,24,595 have been discharged, 7,95,087 are currently active while 1,12,998 lost the battle against the pandemic.
The recovery rate stands at 87.78 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.52 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 15,76,062 cases, including 41,502 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted 9,99,090 sample tests in a single day on Friday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 9,32,54,017.