Recovery rate stands at 87%
IMPHAL: COVID-19 death toll rose to 318 on Wednesday after seven more persons succumbed to the virus while the tally of positive cases surged to 26,534 as 138 more persons tested for Coronavirus.
In the span of 24 hours, seven persons, including a 65 year old male from Imphal West, 78 year old male from Bishnupur, 64 year old male from Imphal East, 85 year old male from Imphal East, 56 year old female from Imphal West, 69 year old male from Imphal west and 67 year old male from Imphal west, expired due to COVID-19 at Shija Hospital, Raj Medicity, JNIMS and RIMS respectively. With this, the state’s death toll touched 318 on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, 122 persons (65 males, 57 females) from the general population and 16 belonging to the Central Armed Police Force tested positive for the virus to take the total count of positive cases to 26,534. The 122 new positive cases from among the general population are locally transmitted with no history of travelling outside the state, according to a daily bulletin of COVID-19 common control room issued by Additional director, Health department Dr Khoirom Shasheekumar Mangang.
The fresh positive cases were detected at RIMS, JNIMS, Imphal west, Imphal east, Swiss Clinic, Peace Hospital, Escent Diagnostics, Hillside hospital, Shija Hospital, Advance Hospital, RD Wing, Raj Medicity, Bishnupur, Kakching, Churachandpur, Ukhrul, Senapati, Tamenglong, Chandel, Kangpokpi, Noney and Babina Diagnostics.
They belonged to Imphal West district (51), Imphal East (24), Thoubal (6), Bishnupur (17), Kakching (2), Ukhrul (4), Tamenglong (4), Tengnoupal (1), Chandel (7), Kangpokpi (2), Senapati (2), Noney (1) and Churachandpur (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.
On the other hand, in the span of 24 hours, 135 persons were discharged after recovery from the virus.
They were discharged from CAPF-8, Home isolation-85, RIMS-16, CCC LKK-2, CCC UNACCO-3, RD Wing-3, Shija Hospital-6, Raj Medicity-3, PR Kakching-2, Thoubal-3, Bishnupur-2, Tamenglong-1 and Jiribam-1. .
Altogether 23,301 persons (20,375 general population, 2926 CAPF) have recovered from the virus, thus recovery rate pegging at 87.81 percent. Active cases stood at 2915 by Wednesday.