State’s tally spikes to 157 with more 25 fresh positive cases, 11 discharged

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IMPHAL: The State reported 25 more fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday taking the total count of COVID-19 positive cases in the state to 157, the state Health department has said. According to a statement released by Additional Director Health Department and COVID-19 Common Control Room Spokesperson Dr Khoirom Shasheekumar Mangang, 11 new cases, two males and nine females, were confirmed at JNIMS lab late Friday. They are all Mumbai returnees. Of the 11, Pherzawl district reported three cases (three females of 20, 22 and 24 years of age respectively) while eight cases, two males (aged 24 and 32 years) and six females were from Churachandpur district (age 19, 25, 26,26,28 and 30 years) were confirmed positive for COVID-19 late Friday, the health department added. Meanwhile, 11 persons, five females and six males, were discharged from RIMS on Saturday after they tested negative for the virus. Of them four are from Imphal West district, two each from Ukhrul and Thoubal districts, one each from Bishnupur, Noney and Tamenglong districts.In another press release issued by the Additional Director Health Department and COVID-19 Common Control Room Spokesperson at about 6.30 PM on Saturday, 14 males were confirmed positive for the virus when their samples were tested at JNIMS lab on Saturday. All of them are residents of Kangpokpi district who had recently returned from Delhi by train. With this, the state’s total count of positive cases has spiked to 157. With the new discharged cases, the total recovered cases rose to 52, the health department said, adding recovery rate in the state is 36.36 per cent. Of the total 157 COVID-19 positive cases, 105 cases are active, it said. The health condition of the patients are stable and health authority is taking up all necessary preventive and control measures like containment and contact tracing, added the statement.The release further stated that frontline workers (doctors, nurses, paramedics, truck/bus drivers, police and media personnel, sanitation workers, all volunteers) are integral to the global response to COVID-19 pandemic. They are taking significant personal risk and working tirelessly to ensure that people can receive the care they need. They are facing enormous physical and psychological strain. State Psychological support team has initiated a dedicated psychological support helpline for the frontline workers. Mental health professionals are available 24×7 at helpline number 87874567035 and 9402751364, it added.
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