Manipur's COVID-19 tally surges to 1,21,303 as 157 more persons test positive

The COVID-19 death toll in Manipur also surged to 1,871 as three more persons from Imphal West died due to the infection.

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Manipur on Tuesday recorded 157 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the state's confirmed caseload to 1,21,303, according to the latest update by the state health department.

As per the update, a total of 2,681 test results were received on Tuesday, of which 157, including 10 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, were found positive for COVID-19. The daily positivity rate increased to 5.9 per cent.

Imphal West continues to report the highest number of daily COVID-19 positive cases with 107 cases (99 from the general population and eight from the CAPF). The other new positive cases included 25 from Imphal East, eight from Ukhrul (six from the general population and two from the CAPF), four each from Thoubal and Churachandpur, three from Bishnupur, two each from Pherzawl and Tengnoupal, and one each from Chandel and Tamenglong, according to a release issued by the state COVID-19 Common Control Room.

All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

The COVID-19 death toll in the state also surged to 1,871 as three more persons from Imphal West died due to the infection. Among the COVID-19 victims, two had comorbidities and two were vaccinated with the first dose, it stated.

As per the release, 131 persons were discharged on Tuesday. Due to various reasons, 501 persons were reported as discharged cases only on Tuesday. Hence, the total number of recovered cases is considered as 632 after reconciliation with reports from IDSP team, home isolation team, community home isolation and hospitalisation team.

The cumulative number of recovered cases is 1,I7,708 and the recovery rate is 97.04 per cent. The number of COVID-19 active cases in Manipur as of Tuesday is 1,724.

Meanwhile, a total of 659 D-type oxygen cylinders and 64 B-type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health facilities of the state in the last 24 hours, the release stated.

It further stated that the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the state reached 17,31,634 ( First dose: 12,27,360 and second dose 5,04,274).

According to the release, there are 451 vacant general beds and 117 ICU/HDU beds of COVID-19 in seven hospitals of Manipur.

In CMC, Koirengei (Contact No. 9612636004/9612905628) there are 27 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 57 vacant general beds and 38 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 201 vacant general beds and 24 ICU/HDU beds and in JNIMS (Contact No. 8131855346) there are 49 general beds and 14 ICU/HDU beds.

First Published:Oct. 5, 2021, 6:46 p.m.

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