After a short spell of a slight surge in the single-day Covid-19 spike above 50-mark, Manipur on Sunday witnessed an impressive fall in the number of new positive cases below 15-mark and no deaths were reported.
According to the latest update by the state health department, 14 persons, including three personnel from Central Armed Police Force were confirmed as new COVID-I9 positive cases. On Saturday, the state reported 67 new positive cases and one death.
With no reports of COVID-related death on Sunday, the COVID death toll in the state remained 375, while 39 more persons were reported to have recovered.
The new positive cases from the general population included four from Imphal West, three from Imphal East and two each from Bishnupur and Churachandpur, a release from the state Covid-19 Common Control Room stated.
All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, state Health Service spokesperson and additional director Kh Sasheekumar Mangang said in the release.
The cumulative number of positive cases is 28,660, including 3,389 Central Security Personnel. The cumulative number of recovered cases is 27,805, including 3,364 Central Security Personnel, the release stated. With it, the recovery rate stood at 97.01 per cent.
The number of active cases fell below 500-mark to 490, including 21 Central Security Personnel.
In case of emergency, the state Health Services has advised the public to dial the Helpline numbers - Covid Common Control Room Number-1800-345-3818.
Home Isolation Helpline Number- 0385-2414009 (State Head Quarter) and - 8415944151 (Thoubal). Online teleconsultation by government doctors from home (10 am to 3 pm everyday except on Sunday) by downloading eSanjeevaniOPD app at Google Play store or go to website www.esanjeevaniopd.in, and dial 104 Manipur Mental Health Helpline (9 am to 9 pm), for mental wellbeing.
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 headquarter) and - 8415944151 (Thoubal), the state health services stated.
Meanwhile, at least 17 Delhi residents have tested positive for the new UK coronavirus strain and 10 of them have been discharged from hospital after recovery, sources said on Saturday.
Following the reports of new COVID strain in the UK in December, the Central government ordered the suspension of all flights between India and the UK.
The Delhi government also started a door-to-door medical check-up of people who had arrived from the United Kingdom earlier. It also traced persons who came in contact with them in the city.
According to reports, at least 68 people, including those who returned from the UK and their contacts, were found infected with the coronavirus during the exercise. All were sent to a separate isolation unit at the LNJP Hospital, sources said.
The sources said that no new cases were detected on Saturday but on Friday 14 residents of the national capital were found infected with the mutant variant of COVID-19. Three more people, who had tested positive for the virus earlier but whose genome sequencing reports were awaited, have now been found to be infected with the new strain.
Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 519 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, pushing the confirmed tally in the city to 6.29 lakh. The COVID death toll mounted to 10,666.