With steady decline of the number of COVID-19 patients in Manipur, the state government has closed down six Covid care centres.
Addressing the weekly press briefing on COVID-19 situation of the state, director of Manipur Health department, Dr K Rajo informed about the steady decline in the detection of fresh positive cases of the disease in the last few days. He said that in the last few days, the state is recording below 100 COVID-19 cases per day.
Following the steady decline in the daily caseload in the state, the Health department has closed down six CCCs across the state and health staff deputed in these centres will now return to their earlier place of postings, he said. The director further said that normal OPDs in the two biggest hospitals –RIMS and JNIMS which remained closed since the pandemic spread in the state will be re-opened soon. The state government has consulted with the authorities of the two hospitals regarding the matter, he informed.
Meanwhile, the state’s overall COVID-19 infections surged to 27,540 with 86 fresh positive cases in the last 24 hours. The overall caseload included 25,371 recoveries and 1,835 active cases.
A total of 121 patients were discharged over the last 24 hours taking the recovery rate of the state to 92.12% on Friday.
The death toll also mounted to 334 as two more lives were claimed due to COVID-19 related illness over the same period, the daily status update of the state health department said.
Of the fresh 86 positive cases, six are Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel.
Of the 80 fresh cases from the general population, 27 each were from Imphal West and Imphal East, 10 from Bishnupur, seven from Thoubal, three from Kakching, two from Chandel, and one each from Senapati, Kangpokpi, Noney and Tengnoupal.
One of the two patients diagnosed with COVID-19 died in the last 24 hours was a 64-year-old woman from Imphal East district while the other was a 70-year-old man from Tamenglong district.