IMPHAL: The state recorded seven deaths due to COVID-19 in the span of 24 hours, thus pushing the death toll to 256 while the tally of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 24,514 with the single-day spike of 222 new positive cases reported from various parts of the state, state health department said.
The latest victims are five males and two females hailing from Imphal East (3) and Imphal West (4). Significantly, one among the victims is a 32-year old female from Imphal East. Two of them expired at RIMS Hospital while five died at JNIMS.
According to a daily bulletin of COVID-19 common control room issued by Additional director, Health department Dr Khoirom Shasheekumar Mangang, in the span of 24 hours, 218 persons (120 males, 98 females) from general population and four personnel belonging to Central armed police force were tested positive for the virus in the span of 24 hours.
The fresh positive cases were tested at RIMS-35, JNIMS-72, Imphal west-20, Imphal east-6, Maipakpi Hospital-1, Mother’s care Hospital-2, Shija Hospital-14, Advance Hospital-3, Hillside Hospital-2, Samaritan-4, Raj Medicity-1, Escent Diagnostics-5, Thoubal-21, Bishnupur-5, Tamenglong-4, Ukhrul-4, Churachandpur-6, Kangpokpi-1 and Babina Diagnostics-16.
The positive cases from among the civilians are residents of Imphal West district (80), Imphal East (72), Thoubal (32), Bishnupur (11), Kakching (2), Tamenglong (5), Ukhrul-4, Churachandpur (11) and Noney-1.
The 218 persons from the general population are locally transmitted. 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.
The cumulative number of recovered cases stood at 21,006 on Friday, thus recovery rate pegging at 85.68 percent while the active cases stood at 3,252.
In the span of 24 hours, 208 persons were discharged after recovery from the virus.
They were discharged from CAPF-6, Home isolation-160, RIMS-10, JNIMS-2, CCC LKK-9, Sadbhavna-1, PR Kakching-1, JNV Chandel-1, Thoubal-11 and Lamding-6.