Manipur COVID-19 update: Death toll reaches 22, positive cases to 5,132

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Imphal: With the dead of a 34 years old man from Churachandpur on Friday and a 70 years old woman from Thoubal on Thursday total COVID-19 related death has reached 22 in Manipur.

The man died at  UNACCO centre and the woman died at JNIMS.

State COVID-19 common control room informed that in the past 24 hours, 61 persons from general population and 22 personnel from Central Armed Police Force were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases.

The positive cases are from VRDL, RIMS RAT – 3; JNIMS – 13; JNIMS RAT — 2; Raj Medicity – 4; Shija — 2; Public Hospital — 1; Babina Diagnostics — 26; Jeevan Hospital – I; Mother’s Care — 1; Imphal West RAT — 14; Churachandpur RAT — 1; Bishnupur RAT — 3; Imphal East RAT — 12. They are from Imphal West – 26; Bishnupur — 5; Imphal East – 17; Chandel – 3; Thoubal — 5; Kakching – 1; Churachadpur -4.

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Only one person from Chandel out of the general population is a returnee from other state whereas the rest 60 are locals without any significant travel history, it added.

They are being shifted to the COVID care facilities. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the control room said.

It said 194 persons were recovered in the past 24 hours.

The cumulative number of positive cases is 5,132 (General Population – 3,798 and Central Security Personnel – 1,334). The cumulative number of recovered cases is 3,455 (General Population — 2,938 and Central Security Personnel – 517). The number of active cases is 1,655 (General Population – 839 and Central Security Personnel -816). The recovery rate is 67.32 percent.

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Tackling COVID requires alertness to evolving scenario. Accordingly, for Imphal West district, sample collection teams have been expanded and now them are 25 doctors and the District Surveillance Team have also been expanded. Surveillance team has also been expanded. State Surveillance Officer is regularly monitoring COVID situation of the district, the control room said.

Arrangements for testing of Tanker drivers are also made, it added.

As per protocol, optimal time for testing is 5-7 days after contact. Therefore, when a positive case is detected in the locality, to expect immediate testing is not correct. Self isolation is the most important action, it said.

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