Tally reaches 1234, recovery rate 44.81 per cent
IMPHAL, 30th Jun: Even as fresh cases of Covid-19 positive continued to be detected on daily basis, the state is witnessing improvement in recovery rate with more and more patients discharged after recovery.
As per statement issued by the common control room and signed by additional director (health) Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar, only seven samples were tested positive out of 660 tested at JNIMS VRDL in the last 24 hours while RIMS VRDL, which had conducted test on 452 samples did not detected any positive case. With the seven fresh cases (five male and two female), the total confirmed cases has reached 1234. Of the seven fresh cases, four are from Senapati district and one each from Bishnupur, Imphal East and Kangpokpi district.
At the same time, 59 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours of which 24 are from JNIMS, 19 from CCC Ukhrul, nine from district hospital Churachandpur, five from CCC Meitram and two from RIMS. Now the number of discharged cases has reached 553 and number of active cases dipped to 681. The recovery rate as of Tuesday evening is 44.81 per cent. District-wise figures of the discharged patients are 23 from Ukhrul, 13 from Churachandpur, nine from Senapati, five from Imphal East, two from Kamjong, and one each from Kangpokpi, Kakching, Imphal West, Bishnupur and Pherzawl districts.
The CCR statement said that doctors, nurses and supporting staff in frontline duties for Covid-19 undergo quarantine after duties as per protocol. The government has arranged free quarantine facilities for such healthcare workers at all locations. However, if some healthcare workers would prefer to stay in hotel/paid quarantines (on self-payment), that has also been allowed.
Mention may be made that an order issued by principal secretary (health) on Monday said that doctors and other health workers involved in treatment of Covid-19 patients are allowed to avail paid quarantine facilities in hotels designated by the home department as paid quarantine centres on self-payment. The order drew flaks from different sections of the public, who criticised the move on social media platforms.
Meanwhile, the CCR statement further said that a dedicated team of psychological experts are ready to provide tele-counselling with confidentiality through mobile numbers 8787457035, 9402751364, and 7629943596. During the pandemic, it is possible for anyone to face mental stress or psychological issues, it added. So far, 50,994 tests have been conducted including 1112 tests during the last 24 hours. Currently, 7110 persons are undergoing quarantine in different facilities, which include 34 under home quarantine, 1,282 in institutional facilities, 5,416 in community centres and 378 in paid centres. A total of 606 commuters including 520 flight passengers, and 572 truckers were screened for Covid symptoms at multiple entry points into the state in the last 24 hours. As of Tuesday evening, 926 out of 24,128 train passengers (3.83 per cent) were tested positive of Covid-19, and 265 out of 14,559 flight passengers (1.83 per cent) were tested positive. Infected train passengers contribute to 75.04 per cent and flight passengers 21.47 per cent to the total confirmed cases of the state while the remaining are commuters who entered the state by road (2.75 per cent), local transmission (0.64). Details of one positive case are not known. Number of male infected person is 710 and female infected person is 524.