1993 out of 5132 COVID cases in Manipur locally transmitted

Correspondent IMPHAL, AUG 22 | Publish Date: 8/22/2020 12:42:00 PM IST
The tally of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Manipur rose to 1993 on Saturday as 60 of the 83 new cases detected in the past 24 hours have no recent travel history.
An official data of the state health department showed detection of 83 new cases during testing of 3,238 samples in the past 24 hours (from 5pm of August 21 till 5 pm of August 22). 
The state has so far tested 1,28,468 samples altogether, out of which 5,132 positive cases were detected.
Of the 61 new cases detected among the general populace, 60 have no significant travel history during investigation, officials of the state health department said.
Including the latest positive cases, the total number of locally transmitted cases rose to 1993.
Imphal West district with 34 of the 60 locally transmitted cases is the district with the highest locally transmitted cases.
Considering the alarming rise in the locally transmitted cases in the district, state health authorities have expanded the sample collection teams by deputing 25 more doctors.
The district surveillance team has also been expanded, an official source in the district said.
 “Tackling Covid requires alertness to evolving scenarios,” the control room stated, while asserting that the surveillance team was regularly monitoring COVID situation in the district.
Meanwhile, the death toll due to COVID-19 in the state rose to 22 as two persons died in the last 24 hours.
One of the deceased was a personnel of the 1st IRB from Churachandpur who died late yesterday evening at a COVID care facility at Meitram in Imphal West district.
He was the third deceased victim of the pandemic among security personnel in the state after a policeman and one BSF died due to the disease.
A 70-year-old woman from Thoubal district also succumbed to the disease at JNIMS hospital today.
A release of the COVID-19 Common Control Room of the state government informed that 194 patients were discharged on Saturday, taking the total recovered case in the state to 3455, including 517 CAPF.
The state now has 1655 active cases, out of which 816 are CAPF personnel. The recovery rate in the state also rose to 67.32%


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