58.59% of COVID cases in Manipur are local transmission

Correspondent IMPHAL, Aug 29 | Publish Date: 8/29/2020 12:23:39 PM IST
The COVID situation in Manipur is grim with surge in locally transmitted cases of novel coronavirus cases.
Analysis of the daily COVID-19 status reports of the state health department showed locally transmitted cases reaching 2589 which is 58.59% of the total 4419 positive cases among the general populace of the state.
As per the latest report of the state health department, the COVID tally in the state stood at 5960, including 1541 personnel of Central security forces.
Of the 4419 cases among the general population, 2589 persons contracted the virus through local contacts which origin could not be traced by the authority of the health department.
The state health department had earlier hinted of community transmission taking place in the state when contacts of some of the positive cases were untraceable.
However, the state government is yet to declare community transmission in the state till date.
Meanwhile, the situation in Imphal West district where maximum number of positive cases detected in the last few days is deteriorating everday.
Of the 87 new cases reported in the past 24 hours in the state, 62 were from the district. With these new cases, the total number of COVID-19 infections in Imphal West district rose to 1498. There were also reports of cluster transmission taking place in some localities in the heart of the capital city.
Taking serious note of the mode of transmission in the district which is one of the twin capital districts of the state, state health authority has placed emphasis in the district by expanding disease surveillance teams and opening more sample collection centres.
A total of 97 new cases including 30 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel were confirmed in the past 24 hours. Of the 87 new cases among the local populace, 83 have no recent travel history.
In the last 24 hours, one 78-year-old man from Imphal East expired due to COVID-19 at JNIMS hospital where he was referred to from a Covid care facility at Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West district a few days ago after his condition deteriorated.


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