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IMPHAL, 28th Jun: The state witnessed yet another mega jump in the detection of fresh Covid-19 cases as 93 (56 men and 37 women) new cases were detected in the last 24 hours, thus taking the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases to 1185 with 730 active cases.
At the same time, many patients are recovering from the ailment and the total number of discharged cases has reached 455 with 23 discharged on Sunday.
Keeping in view of the potential impact on the mental health of people due to quarantine and isolation, the government has opened a toll-free helpline number 1800-345-3818 for public needing psychological help and support.
As per a statement from Covid-19 common control room issued by additional director (health) Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar, of the 93 fresh cases, 25 are from Ukhrul, 21 from Kamjong, 14 from Tamenglong, 13 from Kakching, 10 from Churachandpur, six from Senapati, two from Imphal East and one each from Imphal West and Noney. All of them are returnees from other states, the statement added.
It also informed that 23 people were discharged on Sunday after their test results came negative. Of them 10 are from RIMS, seven from JNIMS and six from Covid Care Centre, Meitram. However, it did not disclose the district wise details of the discharged cases.
Following a report published in The People’s Chronicle regarding the importance of data and need for keeping the public informed on the current status, Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme (IDSP) Manipur started releasing district wise details of both fresh cases and discharged cases as well as total confirmed, active and discharged cases. However, the authority has once again stopped disclosing the figure. None of the official websites of IDSP, NHM and government’s recently launched website www.mncovid19.in have updated figure of such information.
Meanwhile, the statement from common control room said that 20 to 25 per cent of people who have completed Covid-19 treatment or quarantine may suffer from social stigma. Informing that such people are no longer a source of Covid-19 transmission to others, the statement urged all to support and not stigmatise them.
It further stated that isolation and loneliness during quarantine can have long lasting negative consequences on the physical and mental well-being of the people concerned. Feeling isolated can lead to poor sleep, poor cardiovascular health, lower immunity, impaired executive functions and depressive symptoms. Psychological help and counselling can be accessed through toll free 24x7 helpline number 1800-345-3818, it added.
According to status update shared by IDSP, 864 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours and the cumulative number of test conducted so far has reached 49,084. Mention may be made that chief minister N Biren on Saturday said that there is no backlog in testing for Covid-19.
In the last 24 hours, 635 truckers and 1490 commuters were screened for Covid-19 symptoms at multiple entry points. The figure for commuter included155 flight passengers, 1,258 train passengers and 77 people who entered by road via Mao and Jiribam entry points. Currently, 9858 people are undergoing quarantine which includes 17 in home quarantine and 430 in paid quarantine centres. So far RIMS VRDL had detected 654 positive cases and JNIMS VRDL had detected 531 positive cases.
Of the 730 active cases, 43 are in RIMS, 123 in JNIMS, four in Bishnupur district hospital, 325 in Covid Care Centre (CCC) Meitram, 21 in TK Woodland Resort Ukhrul, 62 in CCC Tamenglong, nine in CCC Churachandpur, 19 in CCC Senapati, and 124 in district quarantine centres.