State reports first COVID-19 related death; highest single-day spike of 141 fresh cases recorded

State reports first COVID-19 related death; highest single-day spike of 141 fresh cases recorded

TMB Report

IMPHAL: As a first case of COVID-19 fatality in the state, a 56-year old patient from Khongjom village in Thoubal district expired at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Covid care centre due to COVID-19 infection along with other complicated renal problems.

The patient expired in the wee hour of Wednesday at about 2:00 AM.

According to Prof Ch. Arunkumar Singh, Medical Superintendent, RIMS, the 56-year old man from Khongjom was admitted at RIMS on May 22 for Chronic Kidney failure Type – V of long duration, Urosepsis (Multi drug Resistant Klebsiella Pneumonae), Hypertesnion, Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus Bi-lateral lower Respiratory tract infection. In addition, he had multiple sessions of dialysis.

However, on July 26, the patient was found positive for COVID-19 when a massive screening of COVID-19 was conducted for the Health care workers and patients of the Hospital.

He expired due to Chronic Kidney disease, Rt. Pyelonephritis with Urosepsis (Multi drug Resistant Klebsiella Pneumonae), Hypertension, COVID-19, Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus, Bi-lateral lower Respiratory tract infection, the MS stated. 

The RIMS MS said that the cause of death is Chronic Kidney disease, respiratory tract infection, COVID-19, Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension.

The body of the COVID-19 victim has been cremated at Minuthong Crematorium Centre, Imphal on Wednesday, a source said.

Meanwhile, local transmission seems to have spiraled out of control in the state as the state saw the highest single day spike of COVID-19 infection with as many as 141 more fresh cases (117 males, 24 females) sans significant travel history testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

The 141 cases were detected at VRDL of RIMS (12), JNIMS (78), Thoubal district hospital (7), Churachandpur (9), Tamenglong (4), Babina Diagnostic Centre (2), 1st MR (3) and Imphal west Rapid Antigen Test (26) with Imphal west district reporting 30  cases, while 51 cases each from Churachandpur, 8 from Thoubal, 7 from Imphal East, 2 from Bishnupur, 29 from Senapati, 7 from Kakching, 3 from Kamjong, 4 from Tamenglong, according to a release by COVID-19 common control room.

The risk factor and travel history of most of the positive cases are under investigation and are being awaited. 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.

The Control Room further stated that 38 persons were discharged from Covid care centre JNIMS (6), CCC Meitram (16), Ukhrul (7), Thoubal (9) after they were found negative for the contagion.

State’s total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases stand at 2458. Of this, 1653 have already been recovered and discharged whereby reducing the number of active COVID cases to 805. Recovery rate pegs at 67.24 percent.

According a status update by IDSP Manipur, a total of 2508 samples were tested at RIMS lab (456), JNIMS (1459), STDC/IRL Imphal Truenat (4), District Hospital Senapati (Truenat) (2), Rapid Antigen test (486), Babina Diagnostic (82) and  Shija Hospital (19) and 141 of them turned out to be positive for the virus.

Altogether 819 COVID patients are currently under treatment at different COVID care centres opened in different districts of the state.

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