Manipur's COVID-19 tally on Sunday surged to 29,068 as 16 more persons tested positive for the infection, while eight new recoveries pushed that state's cumulative number of recovered cases to 28,553, the state health department said.
The new positive cases included six from Churachandpur, four from Imphal West, two each from Bishnupur and Senapati, and one each from Thoubal and Kakching, a release from the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.
All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.
The COVID-19 death toll in the state remained 371 as no death was reported on Sunday.
With the new recoveries, the nuber of active cases stood at 144 and the recovery rate reached 98.22 per cent, the release added.
Meanwhile, those who are in contact with a COVID-19 positive person have been advised to isolate themselves immediately, contact the Covid Control room or the district CMO for testing.
In case of emergency, one can dial 24x7 Covid Common Control Room Number-1800-345-3818; for home isolation-related cases, one can dial the home isolation helpline numbers- 0385-2414009 (State head quarter) and - 8415944151 (Thoubal), the state health services stated.
One can also avail online teleconsultation by government doctors from home (10 am to 3 pm every day except on Sunday) by downloading eSanjeevaniOPD app at Google Play store or go to the website - www.esanjeevaniopd.in.
The state health department has also advised the public to dial - 104 Manipur Mental Health Helpline from 9 am to 9 pm, for mental wellbeing.