Manipur's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 3.8 per cent

Manipur recorded 95 new COVID-19 positive cases and four deaths on Tuesday.

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Manipur's COVID-19 positivity rate on Tuesday dropped to 3.8 per cent from Monday's 4.6 per cent, according to the latest update by the state health department.

As per the update, out of 2,488 test results received on Tuesday, 95 samples were found positive for COVID-19. With these new positive cases, Manipur's COVID-19 tally reached 1,22,899, while the death toll surged to 1,901 as the state recorded four more deaths in a span of 24 hours. 

The new COVID-19 positive cases included 89 from the general population and six Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel. From the general population, 40 new cases were from Imphal West, 19 from Imphal East, 13 from Bishnupur, six from Thoubal, four each from Chandel and Ukhrul, and one each from Churachandpur and Noney, a release issued by the state COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

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

Among the four fatalities recorded on Tuesday, two were from Imphal East, while one each was from Kangpokpi and Thoubal. All had comorbidities and none were vaccinated, the release stated.

The state recorded 116 new recoveries, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 1,19,640. The recovery rate is 97.35 per cent, and the number of active cases dropped to 1,358 the release added.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,004 D-type Oxygen Cylinders and 117 B-type Oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur.

As per the latest update, the total number of people who have been administered vaccine reached 18,41,865 (first dose: 12,37,529 second dose: 6,04,336).

First Published:Oct. 19, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

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