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With 78 new cases, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur has increased to 4,765 including 1221 Central Armed Police Force personnel while the total number of active cases is 1,958, officials said on Tuesday evening.

In a press release, the COVID-19 Common Control Room in Imphal said, “In the past 24 hours, 73 persons (49 male, 24 female) from the general population and 5 from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were confirmed as new COVID 19 positive cases.”

The COVID-19 cases are from Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) of the JNIMS and eight other testing centres, it said. They are from Thoubal, Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Noney districts, it added.

“Only four from Imphal West out of the general population are returnees from other states and the rest are locals without any significant travel history, adding that they are being shifted to the Covid care facilities,” it said.

“All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place,” it added.

In the past 24 hours, 55 people were discharged from CAPF, Covid Care Centres of Lamboikhongnangkhong, Lanva Churachandpur and TK Ukhrul, it said.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases is 4,765, including 1,221 CAPF personnel, while the cumulative number of discharged cases is 2,789, it stated. The number of active cases is 1,958 including 946 CAPF personnel. The recovery rate is 58.53 %.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of deaths due to COVID-19 and other co-morbid health conditions in the state increases to 18 after the expiry of a female aged 75 yrs from Imphal West at JNIMS (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences) today,as per the release.

It also informed the public about the 24X7 helpline numbers for the general public (for Psychological support 8787457035/9402751364/76299435961, for hospitalization 1800-103-2015, for COVID-19 Common Control Room 1800-345-3818).

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