Three more succumb to COVID, 179 fresh cases reported
IMPHAL: The Health Department, Government of Manipur on Sunday said that it will introduce home isolation for asymptomatic or very mild symptomatic COVID-19 positive cases for those who are willing or wish to stay in home isolation.
Most of the persons tested positive for COVID-19 infection are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms and do not require medical treatment, the department said in a release.
Stating that hospitals and services of the healthcare professionals need to remain available for treatment of severe symptomatic COVID-19 patients or other non-COVID ailments and emergency cases to avail medical complications and casualties, the Health Department said that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued “Revised Guidelines for Home Isolation of very mild/ pre-symptomatic asymptomatic Covidd-19 cases on the 2th July, 2020.
Many states have adopted the guidelines, the Department and cited Delhi as an example stating that about 50 percent of active COVID cases are on home isolation.
Manipur will introduce home isolation of very mild/asymptomatic covid-19 cases for those willing but nor before asserting that this is an optional arrangement to be adopted wherever the COVID positive person is eligible and willing to go for home isolation.
A medical team constituted by the Chief Medical Officer will examine the case for eligibility. Eligible and willing case will be allowed Home Isolation, the Health Department said adding that pregnant women and minors (below 10 yrs) who are asymptomatic will be considered on priority.
Health Department will provide Oximeter (returnable) and other consumables like mask, gloves and hydrochloride solutions. Home Isolation will be for 14 days. A medical team will monitor the health status of the cases by phone daily. The cases and family members will be tested by RT-PCR at the end of Home Isolation. Home Isolation Is an optional arrangement for the very mild/ pre symptomatic/ asymptomatic Covid 19 positive cases, added the statement.
Meanwhile, three more Covid-19 positive patients with Co-morbid health conditions expired at JNIMS and RIMS taking the total count of Covid-19 related fatality toll to 16.
The first Covid-19 victim is a 73 year old man from Wahengbam Leikai, Imphal West. He was admitted to JNIMS on Friday with complaints of fever and difficulty in breathing. He was found positive of Covid-19 and had been undergoing treatment there. He expired due to Covid-19 on Sunday at about 10:00 AM.
The second Covid-19 victim is a 44 year old BSF personal posted at 182 Bn, Koirengei. He was suffering from Kidney Uremic Encephalopathy and Anemia and was undergoing treatment in RIMS for Covid-19. He died on Sunday at about 9.40 AM.
The third Covid-19 victim who expired at RIMS is a 94 year old man from Thoubal District. He had Comorbid health conditions.
Meanwhile, altogether 179 fresh cases have tested positive for Covid-19 in the state during the last 24 hours, taking the total count of Covid-19 cases to 4569.
Of the 68 civilians tested positive, 60 locals do not have history of travelling outside the state. With this, state’s total count of locally transmitted cases has surged to 1142.
According to a statement issued by Dr Shasheekumar Manganga, Addl Director Health Department and Spokesperson Covid Common Control Room, 179 fresh individuals including 111 personnel belonging to Central Armed Police Force were detected positive for the contagion during the last 24 hours taking the total count of confirmed Covid-19 positive cases has risen to 4569.
Of the 68 civilians tested positive in the last 24 hours, 60 locals do not have history of travelling outside the state except for 8 from Noney district, Ukhrul, Imphal east, Senapati, Kangpokpi and Imphal West.
All the 179 cases were detected positive for the virus when samples were tested at VRDL of RIMS (73), JNIMS (40), Raj Medicity ( 3), DH Chuarachandpur (20), Babina Diagnostic (5), Senapati DTO (1),Shija Hospital (4), Imphal West Rapid Antigen test (33).
Of the 60 civilians tested positive in the last 24 hours, Imphal West district alone reported 47 positive cases while 4 cases from Thoubal, 9 from Imphal, East, 2 from Noney, 3 from Ukhrul, one each from Kangpokpi, and Imphal west. 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, 194 Covid patients were discharged from CAPF (18), RIMS (5), Covid care centre Thoubal (5), CCC Meitram (45), CCC Lamboikhongnangkhong (44), Tamenglong (30), Thoubal (26), Senapato (8), RD Wing (13) after they were found Covid free on RT PCR test.
Of the 4569 cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 positive cases, 3377 belong to General population while 1192 to CAPF.
Till date, as many as 194 Covid-19 patients have recovered and been discharged, thus reducing State’s total count of active COVID-19 cases to 11921. Recovery rate pegs at 57.60 percent by Friday.
Of the 11921 active cases, 977 belong to general population and 944 to Security personnel.