Six COVID-19 related deaths in Manipur

NNN | IMPHAL, Aug 1: Manipur reported one more COVID-19 related death on Saturday to take the total toll to six amid the surging cases of the disease.

The sixth COVID-19 related death was reported after a 77-year-old man who died at a private hospital in Imphal was tested positive for the virus after he died.

The man breathed his last yesterday morning but his swab sample was tested later as family members suspected him of succumbing to the virus infections.

The deceased victim hailed from Chandel district of Manipur but presently in Imphal’s New Chekon area.

The man suffering from hypertension, T2 diabetes mellitus and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases expired due to COVID-19, a report of the COVID-19 Common Control Room said.

The state has reported six COVID-19 related deaths since the first death on July 29.

Meanwhile, with the detection of 55 new cases of COVID-19, the total number of COVID-19 cases increased to 2756 on Saturday including 1051 active cases and 1699 recovered cases.

On the other hand, ten persons were discharged after recovering from the disease on Saturday, the official source said.

Of the 55 new cases of COVID-19, thirty-one of them are from Imphal East district, nine from Imphal West, four from Bishnupur district, two each from Kakching and Tengnoupal districts, three from Thoubal and one each from Kangpokpi, Tamenglong and Ukhrul districts.

The common control room stated that contact tracing is the process of identification of persons who had contact history with a confirmed case and collection of further information about them.

The contacts are divisible into close or high risk and low risk contacts. Close contacts are persons who have come within six feet of a positive case of COVID-19 and remained there for more than 15 minutes, it added. The COVID-19 control room further said that close contacts should compulsorily undergo 14 days quarantine and testing. Low risk contacts, on the other hand, may not necessarily undergo testing unless symptomatic.

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