Manipur reports 167 new COVID-19 positive cases, two deaths

The two COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Sunday are from Imphal East.

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Manipur on Sunday recorded 167 new COVID-19 positive cases, pushing the state's tally to 1,21,046 while the death toll mounted to 1,862 with two more fatalities, according to the latest update by the state health department. The positivity rate rose to 7.4 per cent. 

The two COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Sunday are from Imphal East. Both of them had co-morbidities and are not vaccinated, according to a release issued by State COVID-19 Common Control Room. 

Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of new COVID-19 cases 98 and 27 positive cases respectively. Thirteen cases were reported from Bishnupur, 11 from Thoubal, seven from Ukhrul, three from Kakching and two each from Churachandpur, Kamjong, Kangpokpi and Senapati.

All precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, it stated.

The state also recorded 119  recoveries, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 1,16,922.

The recovery rate is 96.59 per cent, the release added.

Manipur now has 2,262 COVID-19 active cases, as per the release.

Meanwhile, a total of 858 D-type Oxygen Cylinders and  271 B-type Oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur in the last 24 hours.

As per the latest update, the total number of people who have been administered vaccine had reached 17,18,830 (first dose: 12,25,774  second dose: 4,93,056).

According to the release, there are 455 vacant general beds and 114 ICU/HDU beds of COVID-19 in seven hospitals of Manipur. 

In CMC, Koirengei (Contact No. 9612636004/9612905628) there are 30 vacant general beds and eight ICU/HDU beds;  in Iboyaima Hospital, Singjamei (Contact No.7005436870/ 9612022125) there are 25 vacant general beds and five ICU/HDU beds; in Jivan Hospital, Kakching (Contact No. 9366034272/ 7085348366) there are 20 vacant general beds and five ICU/HDU beds; in Shija Hospital (Contact No. 7005097688/7005125158) there are 60 vacant general beds and 39 ICU/HDU beds; in Raj Medicity (Contact No.7005105552/9366496411) there are 72 vacant general beds and 23 ICU/HDU beds, in RIMS (Contact No. 7640862396) there are 198 vacant general beds and 23 ICU/HDU beds and in JNIMS (Contact No. 8131855346) there are 50 general beds and 11 ICU/HDU beds. 

First Published:Oct. 3, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

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