Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Mnp; toll rises to 10

Correspondent IMPHAL, Aug 7 | Publish Date: 8/7/2020 1:05:17 PM IST

 State registers highest single day spike of 249 new cases

COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Manipur on Friday even as the state registered its  highest single-day spike of 249 new cases COVID-19,  indicating worsening situation of the pandemic despite the complete lockdown to check spread of the virus.
Two males- a 76-year-old man from Kangpokpi and another 28-year-old youth from Chandel  succumbed to COVID-19 on Friday. The duo had comorbid. 
Including the two latest deaths, death toll due to COVID-19 in the state rose to 10, a report of the state health department said on Friday.
In the past 24 hours (from 6.30 pm of August6 till 6.30 pm of August 7), 84 persons (57 males and 27 females) from general population and 165 personnel of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were the freshs COVID-19 cases in the state, the latest report revealed.
Of the 84 from the general population, 63 were locally transmitted cases while the remaining 21 were returnees from other states of the country.
Including the new infections, the COVID-19 tally rose to 3466 of which 2765 were the general population while the rest 701 from CAPF.
The number of recovered persons also rose to 1926 (1834 from general population and 93 from CAPF) after 21 persons were discharged on testing negative  during the latest RT PCR test, the report said.
The tally of 1530 active cases include 701 security personnel. 
Meanwhile, a release of the COVID-19 Common Control Room put the number of confirmed locally transmitted cases to 694. 
The rate of local transmission among all positive persons was 20 percent.
In the past few days, the number of locally transmitted cases has increased steadily. To check the spread of COVID-19, everyone should follow sops; wear a face mask whenever stepping out of the house, maintain physical distancing and avoid all non-essential travel, the control room advised.
The control room further informed of a  24x7 helpline number (toll free) 1800-103-2015 in case of  any problem or difficulty of accessing service in hospitals.


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