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Manipur records 175 COVID cases in a day

Correspondent IMPHAL, APR 27 | Publish Date: 4/27/2021 1:12:50 PM IST
In the backdrop of ever rising in the daily COVID-19 caseload, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday instructed district administrations across the state to be prepared for the possible situation coming in the next two months.
Singh gave the instruction to DCs of the 16 districts of the state during a video conference to review the COVID-19 situation amid recent spike in coronavirus cases.
The chief minister mainly enquired the DCs about the number of active cases, home isolation patients, vaccination, preparations for re-activation of COVID Care Centres, etc., said a release of the CMO. 
It informed that Singh instructed them to be prepared for the possible situation coming in the next two months. 
The chief minister also asked them to submit detailed reports on their activities, preparations and inadequacies to the state principal secretary (health), with a copy to the Chief Minister’s Office.
During the conference, the chief minister cautioned that everybody should be very careful now as the new strain of COVID-19 is airborne and he asked DCs to properly check whether the home isolation patients were kept isolated from other family members. 
The chief minister further instructed to bring home isolation patients to COVID care centres if the officials visiting them were not convinced that the family has amenities like separate toilets and rooms for home isolation.
Singh also directed them to expedite formation of COVID awareness cum enforcement committees of different assembly constituencies and do the needful to re-activate COVID care centres at the earliest. 
He also stressed on the need to cross-check COVID negative reports for those entering the state from different entry points in the wake of recent detection of a 21-year-old positive girl from Thoubal district arriving by air using a fake negative test result.
The chief minister also instructed the DCs to intensify vaccination, raise more awareness and penalise SoP violators stringently.
Meanwhile, despite stringent preventive measures, active cases in Manipur have surpassed the 1000-mark as the state recorded yet another highest single-day surge of 175 coronavirus cases taking the overall caseload to 1,30,742 on Tuesday. 
The state also recorded three new fatalities in the past 24 hours pushing the state’s death toll to 393, as per the latest bulletin of the state health department updated on Tuesday at 5 pm.
The number of discharges in the last 24 hours stood at 50, taking the total recoveries to 29,317. The recovery rate dropped further to 95.36 from  95.74% on Monday.
As per the bulletin, of the 175 new infections, three were personnel of CAPF and of the 172 from the general population, the worst affected twin capital districts alone shared 103 with 84 in Imphal West and 29 in Imphal East districts.
Except Bishnupur where 26 new infections were reported, other districts of the state reported below 10-mark.
All the three latest fatalities were also reported from the twin capital districts. Among them, two were women of ages 75 and 64 from Imphal East and Imphal West respectively. The man of 42-years from Imphal West also died due to the viral infection on Tuesday.
 

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