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Doctor, three others succumb, toll surges to 97
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, October 13 2020: One doctor and three others, all COVID-19 positive succumbed to the virus during the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 97 .

A doctor from Thoubal district posted at Jiribam district hospital died at Shija Hospital last night.

Sources informed that the doctor was staying at home after he reported at Jiribam district hospital a few days back.

He was 45 .

A 49-year old from Imphal West died at the same hospital at around 4.30 am today.

The man who was undergoing treatment at Shija Hospital since October 8 was also suffering from diabetes and kidney problems.

An 80-year old from Kangpokpi district succumbed to COVID-19 at around 6.45 am at JNIMS today.

He was brought to the hospital last night.

He too was suffering from diabetes and kidney problems, according to the sources.

Further, a 58-year old woman from Thoubal succumbed to the contagion today at RIMS.

According to a press release issued by Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 Common Control Room spokesman Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, 237 people including seven personnel of CAPF were tested positive for COVID-19 during the last 24 hours at JNIMS, Swiss Clinic, Thoubal, Noney, Kangpokpi, Maipakpi Hospital, Tengnoupal, Churachandpur, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Kakching, Little Hospital, Mothers Care, Advance Hospital, RD Wing, Raj Medicity, Jivan Hospital, Babina Diagnostics, Chamber Hospital, Imphal Hospital, Samaritan Hospital, Tamenglong, Shija Hospital and RIMS.

Of the 230 civilians who have been tested positive, 68 belong to Imphal West, 92 to Imphal East, 13 to Bishnupur, 10 to Churachandpur, two to Noney, 15 to Tamenglong, 19 to Thoubal, six to Kakching, three to Kangpokpi and two to Tengnoupal.

Out of them, 222 have no significant history of travelling outside the State.

In the meantime, 121 COVID-19 positive persons have been discharged during the last 24 hours from home isolation (23), RIMS (8), Tamenglong (3), Chandel (4), Kangpokpi (4), Kakching (5), Ukhrul (1), Thoubal (7), Bishnupur (2), CCC UNACCO (15), CCC Lamboi Khongnangkhong (43), Jiribam (2) and CAPF (4).The total number of COVID-19 positive cases has reached 13,793 (general population 11,245, Central security personnel 2,548) .

It includes 2867 active cases (general population 2516, Central security personnel 351) and 10,829 discharged cases (general population 8,636, Central security personnel 2193) .

The recovery rate stands at 78.51 per cent.

Citing media reports about some individuals undergoing COVID-19 test at two different laboratories, apparently to validate the result from the first laboratory in comparison with that of the second laboratory, the COVID-19 Common Control Room spokesman said that such validation testing creates confusion and is not allowed under the SOP for testing issued by the Government on September 17.If a test is to be repeated for whatsoever reasons within seven days of the first test, approval from a competent authority is necessary as described in the SOP, Dr Sasheekumar said.

He also appealed to all laboratories (public and private) not to entertain customers requesting such test.


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