IMPHAL, July 29 - A 56-year-old man from Thoubal district became the first COVID-19 fatality in Manipur.
The deceased, who was also suffering from chronic kidney disease, died at the COVID care facility of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here.
Confirming this, Prof Chongtham Arunkumar, Medical Superintendent of RIMS, in a press release said the man who was a resident of Khongjom Sapam village breathed his last at around 2 am today.
He was admitted to the hospital on May 22 for treatment of kidney ailment but he was found positive for COVID-19 on July 26.
�The cause of death is chronic kidney disease with urosepsis, respiratory tract infection, COVID-19, type-2 diabetes millitus and hypertension,� the press note said.
�Despite intensive treatment, the patient succumbed to kidney failure, infection of kidney and lower respiratory tract,� it added.
This is the first COVID-19 death in the State. In May this year, a woman from Imphal East district passed away after she contracted the virus when she went to Mumbai for treatment of her husband.
Meanwhile, with 141 new cases, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Manipur has reached 2,458, according to a press release issued by Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, the Additional Director and spokesperson of the State Health Department, on Wednesday.
They belong to Imphal West, Churachandpur, Thoubal, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Senapati, Kakching, Kamjong and Tamenglong districts.
The active and recovered cases stand at 805 and 1653 respectively.
With the discharge of 38 people in the last 24 hours, the recovery rate in the State has reached 67.24 percent, the release said.