Updated on 13 Feb 2021, 5:37 pm
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Manipur's COVID-19 downtrend continued as active cases remained below 70 mark though it moved a little higher to 66 against 56 on Friday. On Saturday 17 more people tested positive for the viral infection, higher from Friday's positive tally of 10, pushing the total caseload to 29,183, according to the state health department.
The new positive cases included 13 from Imphal East, two from Imphal West, and one each from Kangpokpi and Churachandpur, a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room stated.
All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.
Meanwhile, the cumulative number of recovered cases surged to 28,744 with seven more recovered cases and the recovery rate reached 98.49 per cent, it added.
The state health department had advised those in contact with a COVID-19 positive person 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 department 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.
COVID-19 Vaccination Drive
A total of 22,065 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Manipur, of which 2,799 people were vaccinated on Saturday.
The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated till date is 18,825, the state health department said.
No severe reactions or allergies were reported following the immunisation till date, the state health department added.