The number of COVID-19 death toll in Manipur rose to 25 and confirmed cases rose to 5,585 on Wednesday with one more death and 116 new positive cases reported from general population and 25 personnel from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), the state health department said.
Of the 116 new COVID-19 positive cases from the genaral population, two are returnees from other states while the rest 114 are locals with no travel history. A total of 57 new cases are from Imphal West, 32 from Imphal East, 14 from Thoubal, four from Bishnupur, three each from Churachandpur and Noney and one each from Kakching, Senapati and Kangpokpi, a release from the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.
All positive cases have been shifted to COVID-19 care facilities in the state and necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.
Meanwhile, the recovery rate of the state is at 68.55 per cent on Wednesday. One female aged 65 years from Imphal West expired at JNIMS in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll to 25, Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director & Spokesperson Health Department, Manipur, said in a release.
At least 17 persons- eight each from CAPF and RIMS (8), and one from RD wing were discharged, tallying up the total active cases at 1731 and recovered cases at 3829.
Meanwhile, to ensure patients to consult government doctors through teleconsultation, state Teleconsultation and eSanjeevaniOPD at State HUB (DHS) and 11 Centers (District Hospital and PHCs) were inaugurated by the state health and family welfare minister.