COVID-19 claims three more, 222 more test positive


COVID-19 claims three mor
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Nov 5 : COVID-19 claimed three more lives in the last 24 hours to take the total death tally to 192.
The deceased include a 66 year old man from Kamjong, a 54 year old woman from Thoubal and an 83 year old woman from Imphal West. The first two passed away at RIMS while the third person passed away at Shija Hospital in the wee hours of today.
Significantly the statement issued by the State Health Department did not mention the death at Shija Hospital and hence the official statement issued from the State Government is at variance with the inputs received from different hospitals here.
On the other hand altogether 222 persons were reported positive for the contagion during the last 24 hours from different testing centres set up all over the State.
The 222 positive cases included 207 civilians, including 115 females and 15 from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).
The positive cases from amongst the 207 civilians were reported from Imphal West (75), Imphal East (85), Thoubal (5), Kangpokpi (8), Bishnupur (6), Kakching (1), Senapati (2), Ukhrul (2), Churachandpur (4), Tamenglong (14), Tengnoupal (2), Kamjong (1) and Chandel (2).
All those who tested positive have had no significant travel history and they have been shifted to the Covid Care facilities.
Necessary steps including containment and contact tracing processes are underway, said the Covid-19 Common Control Room.
All the positive cases were tested at JNIMS, RIMS, Imphal East, Shija Hospital, Swiss, CMC, Iboyaima, Raj Medicity, Hillside, Asian Hospital, Advance Hospital, Escent Diagnostics, Thoubal, Bishnupur, Churachandpur, Tamenglong, Tengnoupal, Ukhrul, Senapati, Chandel, and Babina Diagnostics.
The number of discharged persons in the last 24 hours is 132. They were discharged from CAPF (6), Home isolation (11), RIMS (23), LKK (7), UNACCO (42), Lanva (4), RD Wing (10), TK Ukhrul (1), Bal Bhavan (3), Sadhbhavna (1), JNV Chandel (1), Thoubal (7) and Lamding (16).
The cumulative figure of positive cases stands at 19,725 ( general population 16,921 and Central security personnel 2804). The recovery rate stands at 79.84 percent which is a slight dip from the last few days.