Imphal West reports 148 new cases
IMPHAL: Local transmission of COVID-19 has spiraled out of hand as the state saw the highest single day spike of 224 locally transmitted cases in the last 24 hours, giving a setback to the government in its relentless effort to contain the pandemic.
According to a daily bulletin updated by Dr Shasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director Health Department and Spokesperson Covid Common Control Room, altogether 239 positive cases including 224 civilians and 15 personnel of CAPF were detected at RIMS – 26, JNIMS -35, Imphal West RAT- 116, Raj Medicity-4, Thoubal-2, Ukhrul-1, Tengnoupal-1, Churachandpur-3, Imphal East-10, Bishnupur-14, Kakching-1, Chamber-2, Senapati-2, STDC/IRL TrueNat-1, Jivan Hospital-1, Jiribam-1, Babina Diagnostic-11, Hillside Hospital-1, Tamenglong-2, Imphal Hospital-1.
With this, the cumulative number of COVID-19 positive cases has surged to 8210.
The new cases belong to Imphal West district -148, Imphal East-43, Thoubal-5, Tengnoupal-2, Ukhrul-3, Kakching-4, Tamenglong-2, Churachandpur-3, Bishnupur-14.
All the 224 positive civilians are locally transmitted with no travel history.
All 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.
In the last 24 hours, a 69-year-old man from Imphal west succumbed to COVID-19 at RIMS, taking the death toll to 47.
In the last 24 hours, 78 persons recovered and were discharged, with the recovery rate pegging at 78.17 percent on Tuesday.
They were discharged from CAPF -6, CCC Lamding Thoubal-2, CCC Lamboikhongnangkhong -54, CCC Moreh-15 and CCC RD Wing-1 after they were found Covid-19 free on RT PCR test.
Altogether, 6418 patients have recovered and the active Covid-19 cases stands at 1745 in the state. The figure includes 1434 civilians and 311 security personnel.
The health department advised the individuals who were in contact with a positive person to isolate immediately and get themselves tested. It also asked to contact control room or CMO for further testing to break the chain collectively.