Imphal: Till 6.30 pm of Sunday nine new positive cases have been reported from Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (4) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (5).
The total number of positive cases in Manipur has increased to 458 and number of active cases to 367, says state Covid-19 common control room.
It said elderly persons especially those with pre-existing health conditions are more vulnerable to the complications of Covid-19. Nearly 8.6 percent of the population is above 60 years. They need special care and protection. Covid-19 exposed or conlinned persons should not go near them without medical mask or serve them without sanitizing hands, it added.
The Out Reach Team of the health department has been visiting Old Age homes at Mongsangei, Phayeng, Bashikhong, Kongba, Wangbal, Heirok, Kumbi and Thongjao benefiting 21, 37, 18, 16, 25. 36, 25 and 22 inmates respectively, it said.