IMPHAL, June 14 - With the detection of nine new cases, the total number of persons infected with COVID-19 in Manipur has increased to 458, including 367 active cases.
�Till 6.30 pm today, reports of nine new positive cases have been received from the Virus Research and Diagnosis Laboratories (VRDL) of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences and the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences,� said Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director and spokesperson of the Health Department in a press release.
It may be noted that 92 COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from hospitals in the State so far.
The press release further stated that elderly persons, especially those with pre-existing health conditions, are more vulnerable to the COVID-19. With nearly 8.6 per cent of the population above 60 years, it said that they need special care and protection.
It informed that the out-reach teams of the Health Department have been visiting old-age homes at Mongsangei and Phayeng in Imphal West district, Bashikhong and Kongba in Imphal East district, Wangbal and Heirok in Thoubal district, Kumbi in Bishnupur district, and Thongjao in Kakching district.
CM Visit: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday visited a COVID Care Centre opened at UNNACO School premises in Imphal West district.
Speaking to reporters, the Chief Minister said that around 48 patients were being treated at the centre and the Government was planning to increase the number of beds from 100 to 300. He further informed that required manpower had been deputed at the centre for proper care and treatment of patients.
Stating that the recovery rate is rising, he observed that lack of discipline among inmates and violation of safety guidelines were the main reasons for the rise of COVID-19 cases in the State.