Manipur reports first COVID-19 fatality among BSF personnel

Correspondent IMPHAL, Aug 16 | Publish Date: 8/16/2020 12:52:58 PM IST
Death toll rises to 16
A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel was among three persons died due to COVID-29 in the state on Sunday taking the COVID-19 fatality in Manipur to 16.
The three deaths comprised a 73-year-old man from Imphal West, the 44-year-old BSF personnel and a 94-year-old man from Thoubal district due to COVID-19 and other comorbidities.
The first victim succumbed to the disease at JNIMS hospital while the other two, including the BSF personnel, died at RIMS hospital, the source said.
The 44-year-old deceased BSF (Basantakumar) belonged to 182 battalion BSF based in Imphal’s Korengei. 
He was admitted to RIMS hospital on August 14 due to chronic kidney disease, uraemic encephalopathy, severe anaemia and COVID associated pneumonia.
Despite providing intensive care, he patient died at around 9.40 am, a hospital source said.
A source in the state health department said that he was the first victim of the pandemic among the Central security forces personnel in the state even many as 1192 of them were infected by the disease.
As per official sources in the state health department, of the 179 new cases confirmed during testing of 2,261 samples in the past 24 hours (till 5pm of Sunday), 111 were from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).
Including the latest confirmed cases, 1192 Central Armed Police Force personnel have been infected by the disease in the state so far. The recovery rate among them was very low as only 247 of them had so far recovered, the source added.
Currently, 944 Central Armed Police Force personnel are treated at various Covid care facilities across the state while 977 active cases were from among the general populace.
Meanwhile, the latest report of the COVID-19 Common Control Room showed that 60 out of 68 newly confirmed cases among the general populace have no recent travel history and authorities of the health department were investigating to find the source of the contract.
It further showed discharge of 194 patients after they were recovered on Sunday. Eighteen of the discharged cases were Central Armed Police Force personnel.
The state has 4569 infections comprising 1921 active cases. After 194 patients were discharged, the recovery rate in the state stood at 57.60%.
Majority of COVID-19 positive persons do not show symptoms or show very mild symptoms. Such persons do not require hospital care, the COVID-19 Control Room observed. 

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