Biggest ever spike takes tally to 1582
IMPHAL, 10th Jul: After a slowdown in detection of fresh cases of Covid-19, the state witnessed the highest ever single day spike with 132 new cases detected in the last 24 hours, thus taking the total number of confirmed cases to 1582 and active cases to 750. The previous highest spike was 100 cases on June 8.
Among the 132 fresh cases, two are doctors of JNIMS, one attendant of RIMS, three police personnel in Jiribam district and six family members of Covid patients undergoing treatment from Jiribam district. A lady doctor, a dermatologist, who was posted at sample collection centre of JNIMS was tested positive on Thursday night and her report was already published in The People’s Chronicle. The other doctor is a senior resident at JNIMS and he was deployed on Covid duty. His sample was collected and tested positive on Friday while undergoing isolation period.
The attendant of RIMS was also posted at RIMS Covid facility and he also tested positive during isolation period on Thursday night. On the other hand, results of the three police personnel of Jiribam district came in late Thursday night. Jiribam reported nine fresh cases in the last 24 hours including the three police personnel. The remaining six are said to be civilians and family members of some police personnel, who were tested positive earlier.
According to a statement of Covid-19 common control room signed issued by additional director (health) Dr Kh Sasheekumar, the 132 fresh cases (82 male and 50 female) include one from Imphal East, four from Senapati, eight from Thoubal, nine from Jiribam, 10 from Tamenglong, 11 from Kakching, 24 from Imphal West, 28 from Kamjong and 37 from Ukhrul districts. Necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place while all the fresh cases will be shifted to Covid Care facilities, the statement informed.
With 37 fresh cases, Ukhrul district tops the tally with 200 total confirmed cases while Tamenglong climbed down a spot and stands at 191 total cases. Senapati district is in third place with 163 total cases. In the northeast region, Manipur is in the third place in terms of total confirmed cases and second place in terms of active cases. Tripura has 1789 total and 437 active cases with one death. Assam has 14601 total and 5415 active cases with 35 deaths and the state is the most affected state in the region.
It further stated that 33 people were also discharged from CCC Meitram (15), CCC Senapati (6), and CCC Ukhrul (12) in the last 24 hours after their test results came negative. Of the discharged persons, one each is from Bishnupur, Imphal West, Noney and Thoubal districts, two each from Churachandpur and Kakching, three from Kamjong, four from Kangpokpi, six from Senapati and 12 from Ukhrul district. Tamenglong has highest number of active cases at 107 followed by Ukhrul with 103 active cases and Senapati with 96 active cases.
The total number of recovered cases is 832 and recovery rate witnessed further slipped to 52.59 per cent on Friday as compared to 55.1 per cent on Thursday.
As per record maintained by The People’s Chronicle, the state has so far 64 confirmed cases of local transmission, which include one each in Ukhrul & Thoubal districts, three in Churachandpur, four in Bishnupur, and 55 in Jiribam districts. However, the figure might be higher since both CCR and IDSP have stopped disclosing these data to the media or the public since July 4. Moreover, there is no official website of the state government giving such detailed data to the public domain, which otherwise could be useful in creating awareness among the public and containing the spread.
Updates published in www.covidstories.org contains district wise case status, number of tests and overall number of confirmed, active and recovered cases. The other official website of the state government www.mncovid19.in also contains only the district-wise case status and total numbers.
Meanwhile, status update on Covid-19 shared by IDSP informed that 4944 persons are undergoing quarantine in different quarantine centres including 34 under home quarantine.
In the last 24 hours, 776 truckers and 502 commuters which include 468 flight passengers were screened for Covid symptoms.
With Ukhrul reporting sharp rise in Covid-19 positive cases, District Magistrate Joseph Pauline Kamson on Friday issued an order declaring Tangrei Quarantine Centre (QC) at Little Angel English School, Alungtang QC at St Joseph’s College, Chingjaroi Khullen QC, Chingjaroi Ngachaphung QC, Nungpi Khullen QC, Tusom Khullen QC and Phungthar QC as containment zones.
Accordingly, containment measures being implemented in the areas mentioned include sealing of the geographical area, barring entry and exit of people from the containment areas, closure of schools and public gatherings, banning of vehicular movement and active surveillance of COVID-19 cases.
Any person/institution/organisation violating the containment measures is punishable under Section 188 of Indian Penal Code and Section 51 of the Disaster Management, 2005, adds the order.