One dies of Covid-19, 10 more positive

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Imphal: One 70 years old Covid-19 patient (male, Churachandpur) expired while 10 new Covid-19 positive cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours pushing the cumulative number of positive cases to 29,362 in Manipur on Wednesday.

The positive persons were tested at Imphal West RAT (3), JNIMS (4), Babina Diagnostics (1), Mangal Life RAT (1) and Tamenglong RAT (1). The positive cases from general population were from Imphal East (2), Imphal West (3), Tamenglong (1), Churachandpur (2) and Kangpokpi (2). All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing were in place, state Covid-19 common control room said.

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The Covid patient expired at Shija Hospital. No patients were discharged in the 24 hours period. The cumulative number of deaths was 374. The cumulative number of positive cases was 29,362 and the recovery rate was 98.54 percent.

Air passengers who travelled to the state on March 23 by indigo flight 6E-2019 (Delhi-Imphal) in rows 1-9, 15-21 and by indigo flight 6E-6241 in rows 9-15 to inform the Common Covid Control Room 1800343818 or respective District Surveillance Officers (DSO), the control room said.

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Eighty-one passengers were tested for Covid on Wednesday at Imphal airport. Three were confirmed positive. The cumulative number of positive cases tested at the airport was 17. Chief minister N. Biren Singh reacting on the confirmation of 13 positive cases on Tuesday said, “Covid cases increasing! Let’s make an honest and collective effort to follow the guidelines and SOPs issued by the government.”

So far till Tuesday 83,092 persons including 31,228 health care workers have been vaccinated.

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