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Mnp COVID death toll rises to 20

Correspondent IMPHAL, Aug 21 | Publish Date: 8/21/2020 1:25:08 PM IST

The COVID-19 situation in Manipur is deteriorating even as locally transmitted cases are reported amid rising cases of COVID- related deaths.

With the deaths of two males aged 73 years and 67 years from Imphal who also had comorbid health conditions, the fatality rose to 20 on Friday. The 73-year-old, a businessman died yesterday (August 20) at his home in Imphal’s Thangal Bazar before he was shifted to a COVID care facility after he tested positive for the virus. His test result was received a day earlier on August 19, sources said. The other fatality, a 60-year-old man from Imphal’s Wahengbam Leikai died at JNIMS hospital around 10.30 am on Friday. He was admitted after complaining of fever, SOB and diarrhoea on August 20 and tested positive for the virus, a hospital source said.

Including the two, the cumulative number of deaths due to COVID-19 rose to 20, a release of the COVID-19 Common Control Room informed. As per the release, the COVID-19 infections in the state rose to 5049 with the detection of 124 new cases which included 98 from the general population and 26 personnel from Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). Of the 98 new cases from the general populace, 97 have no significant travel history and  only one of them from Kakching district was returnee from outside the state.

Of the 98 fresh cases on Friday, 50 were from Imphal West district, 26 from Imphal East, 8 from Chandel, 5  each from Churachandpur and Thoubal districts and 1from Tamenglong district, the release stated.

Of the 5049 infections, 1768 including 794 CAPF personnel were active cases as the number of recovered cases rose to 3261 with the discharge of 259 persons on Friday. The recovered cases included 2744 from the general populace and 517 from the CAPF. The state’s recovery rate stood at 64.58% percent on Friday.

 

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