COVID-19 contracted Manipur Director General of Police (DGP), LM Khoute has handed over normal routine work of his office to his subordinate officer on Saturday. As such, Additional DGP P Doungel (Training and Prison) will look after the normal routine work of the office of the DGP, the DGP himself issued an order on Saturday.
The order was issued in view of the COVID-19 protocol that required the DGP to undergo home isolation for the coming days, until he recovered from the viral infection. Khoute tested positive for COVID-19 on October 7 last and since then he has been observing self-isolation at his official quarter in Imphal.
Meanwhile, Manipur, while recorded the highest number of single-day spike with 282 new infections of COVID-19, also reported the highest number of single-day recovery of 440 cases on Saturday.
The state reported the highest single day spike in COVID-19 infections with the confirmation of 282 new cases during testing of 5,293 samples in the last 24 hours (till 5pm of October 10. The new cases which included 27 central security force personnel and 10 returnees from other states took the infection tally of the state to 13,092.
The state further recorded the highest single-day recovery with the discharge of 440 patients including 44 CAPF personnel during the same period, taking the recovery tally to 10,306. The recovered cases included 2,176 CAPF personnel.
Now, the state’s active cases stood at 2,698 only. It included 344 CAPF personnel, according to the latest report of the COVID-19 Common Control Room of the state government.
An analysis of the report, Imphal West district, one of the twin capital districts continued to report a maximum number of new infections with 131 fresh cases. The district alone shared 3,797 infections.
Imphal East district, the other capital district shared 2,228 infections with 44 fresh cases reported today).
The twin district alone contributed 6,025 infections which was 46.02% of the state total infections of 13,092.
Meanwhile, the death toll due to COVID-19 in the state soared to 88 with the deaths of two male patients.
A 55-year-old man from Thoubal district died at Raj Medicity hospital, Imphal and another 70-year-old man from Imphal West district at Shija Hospital, Imphal.