200 local transmission cases; 25 healthcare workers affected

IMPHAL, 26th Jul: With the Covid-19 pandemic seemingly spiralling out of control, number of locally transmitted cases has crossed the 200 mark with at least 25 healthcare workers affected since the pandemic broke out in the state.
As per data compiled by The People’s Chronicle, there are 203 instances of local transmission. However, the count may exceed the figure as the government does not share these data to the media.
Out of the 203 locally transmitted cases, 25 are among healthcare workers and related officials excluding an employee of a private lab from Bishnupur district. At least seven doctors and six nurses have been affected by the virus. Others are one PG student, four lab technicians, two NHM officials, three ward attendants, one UDC and another staff of RIMS hospital whose post could not be verified by this daily.
Over 50 of them are police personnel mostly from Jiribam district while the rest are civilians, mostly from Thoubal district. In district-wise count, Thoubal district has highest number of local transmission with 124 cases as per record maintained by TPC. It is followed by Jiribam district with 56 cases, while figures in other districts are 12 in Imphal West, five in Bishnupur, four in Churachandpur, and one each in Ukhrul and Imphal East.
With 1218 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the state has conducted 78,368 tests till date with a test rate of 25,255 tests per one million population. Rate of infection has increased to 720 cases per million population.
In the last 24 hours, 440 truckers and 312 commuters including 282 flight passengers were screened for Covid symptoms at different entry points into the state.


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