COVID-19: Three more dies in Manipur, fatalities rise to 35

IMPHAL, SEPT 4: Three more persons have died in Manipur on Friday due to COVID-19 related illnesses, taking the number of fatalities in the state to 35.

Two males and a female expired due to COVID-19 and other comorbid health conditions, said a report of the COVID-19 Common Control Room of the state government.

Meanwhile, with the detection of 90 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, the COVID-19 cases in the state rose to 6699. Among the fresh cases, 24 are personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), while the rest 66 fresh cases are from the general population who have no significant travel history, the report said.

It can be noted here that, of the total infections, 5046 are from the general population and the rest 1653 are CAPF personnel.

The report then said that, with the discharge of 125 persons on Friday, the cumulative number of recovered persons from COVID-19 stands at 4899 (including 1072 CAPF personnel) which is 73.13% of the total infection.

Manipur has now 1765 active cases, of which 579 are CAPF personnel.

Meanwhile, Manipur Social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen, who was the first among the ministers in Manipur infected by COVID-19, is now free from the dreaded virus.

The minister tested positive for the disease on August 25 after getting symptoms of the disease.

Since then, she was under the care of a medical team of Kangpokpi district hospital and a doctor from JNIMS hospital, Imphal.

“I got myself tested again for COVID-19, and the report came back negative this time,” the minister posted on her Facebook account.

She thanked the Kangpokpi district medical team and Dr Lokeswor of JNIMS hospital, Imphal for their medical care and constant support during her treatment.

NNN

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