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State reports zero death after 137 days, 282 new cases
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, September 07 2021: For the first time after 137 days (four and half months), the state recorded zero Covid death on Tuesday as government bulletins reported 282 new positive cases out of 3539 samples tested without any fatalities in the last 24 hours.

However, there is no report of any deaths which the state level Covid-19 death audit committee classify as non-Covid deaths and there are chances of such deaths occurring in the last 24 hours.

Sources said that death of patients in ICU following Covid infection are classified as non-Covid once their test results came negative of the infectious disease though WHO guidelines clearly state that there should be no period of complete recovery from Covid-19 between illness and death.

Meanwhile, Tuesday witnessed a slight reduction in the daily positivity rate at 7.97 per cent against Monday's 9.2 per cent.

The average positivity rate for the current month is 8.51 per cent against 12.39 per cent recorded in August.

Though the positivity rate remains in single digit, Kamjong district recorded 25 per cent positivity rate and Pherzawl, which is the least affected district, recorded 21.4 per cent.

Imphal East, Imphal West and Ukhrul district also recorded double digit positivity rate while Kakching and Tengnoupal districts recorded single digit, yet high positivity rate.

The active caseload reduced to 3168 out of which 837 (26.42 per cent) are in home isolation, 1174 (37.06 per cent) in CHICs, 657 (20.74 per cent) in CCCs and 500 (15.78 per cent) in hospitals.

Among the hospitalised patients, 107 are admitted to ICU/HDU wards, 154 are on oxygen support and 41 on ventilator support.

However, there is no report on number of patients on oxygen and ventilator support from JNIMS, Hand Hospital and LFS Covid Treatment Centre though these facilities have 167, 19 and 14 patients respectively.

At the same time, 8 patients are also on oxygen support in different CCCs.

As of Tuesday evening, 547 beds including 101 ICU/HDU beds are available in different hospitals.

There is no updated information on bed vacancy in other facilities but as of Monday evening 2810 beds were available in different CCCs, and 331 beds (22 ICU/HDU) in district hospitals and CHCs.

So far, the state has recorded 86,466 positive cases and 1428 fatalities since the beginning of thesecond wave of the pandemic out of which 1933 new cases and 20 fatalities were added in the last seven days alone.

According to official reports, the 282 new positive cases included 270 people (123 male & 147 female) from among the general population and 12 personnel of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).

Their samples were tested at RIMS (9), JNIMS (42) and other testing centres (231).The positive cases from among the general population are from Imphal East (66), Imphal West (120), Thoubal (11), Bishnupur (10), Kakching (8), Ukhrul (18), Churachandpur (9), Chandel (6), Senapati (3), Tamenglong (7), Tengnoupal (2), Jiribam (l), Noney (1), Pherzawl (3), Kamjong (2) and Kangpokpi (3) .

In the last 24 hours, 294 patients were discharged from home isolation (95), RIMS (16), JNIMS (14), CCCs (97) and CHICs (72).The cumulative number of positive cases has reached 1,15,866 (general population - 1,11,719 and CAPF personnel - 4,147) .

Number of recovered cases is 1,10,896 (general population - 1,06,790 and CAPF personnel - 4,106) and number of active cases is 3,168 (general population 3,132 and CAPF personnel - 36) .

The recovery rate is 95.71 per cent.

In the last 24 hours, 1160 D-type and 380 B-type Oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health facilities.

Only 7823 vaccine doses were administered on Monday and the cumulative number of vaccinated individuals has reached 11,95,584 including 3,73,998 individuals who have got both doses of the vaccine.

As of Monday, there are 93,078 first dose vaccinated individuals who are eligible for the second dose but are yet to get the second shot.

Meanwhile, only five positive cases out of 77 samples were detected in Kakching district on Tuesday.

All the five cases were detected at government RAT sites and they are residents of the district, according to DSO Kakching Dr Kesho.

As per data maintained by The People's Chronicle based on IDSP and CCR reports, number of total cases in different districts are Imphal West (39,334), Imphal East (25,667), Thoubal (9199), Churachandpur (9771), Kangpokpi (2657), Tamenglong (3189), Bishnupur (8823), Senapati (2107), Ukhrul (2426), Kakching (6256), Chandel (2193), Noney (1042), Tengnoupal (1017), Jiribam (1012), Kamjong (751) and Pherzawl (422).Fatality counts in different districts are Imphal West (597), Imphal East (424), Thoubal (165), Churachandpur (154), Kangpokpi (56), Tamenglong (13), Bishnupur (184), Senapati (8), Ukhrul (29), Kakching (HO), Chandel (34), Noney (4), Tengnoupal (13), Jiribam (7), Kamjong (4) and Pherzawl (0) .

Data analysed by this daily shows that the rate of infection remains 37,340 confirmed cases per million pop ulation (based on projected population of 31,03,000 as per NCP report) against the national average of 23,707 CPM.

Test rate has improved to 3,97,734 tests per million population against the national average of 3,81,937 TPM.

Case fatality rate stands at 1.56 per cent.

In the past 24 hours, only 3539 samples were tested and the single day positivity rate was 7.97 per cent per cent while the cumulative positivity stands at 9.39 per cent.


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