COVID-19 claims four more lives in Manipur, 63 test positive

Manipur's COVID-19 caseload reached 1,23,292, while the death toll mounted to 1,911 on Sunday.

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Manipur on Sunday recorded 63 new COVID-19 positive cases, pushing the state's tally to 1,23,292 while the death toll mounted to 1,911 with four new fatalities, according to the latest update by the state health department. The positivity rate is 3.6 per cent. 

Of four COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Sunday, three deaths were reported from Imphal West, while one death was from Chandel. Three of them had co-morbidities and only two of them were vaccinated with the second dose, according to a release issued by the state COVID-19 Common Control Room. 

As per the release, Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of new COVID-19 cases with 28 and 17 positive cases respectively. Six cases were reported from Churachandpur, three each from Chandel and Ukhrul, two from Senapati and one each from Bishnupur, Kakching, Kangpokpi and Thoubal. 

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

The state also recorded 89 new recoveries, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 1,20,450. The recovery rate is 97.69 per cent, the release added.

Manipur now has 931 COVID-19 active cases, as per the release.

Meanwhile, a total of 724 D-type Oxygen Cylinders and 114 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 18,87,214 (first dose: 12,41,394  second dose: 6,45,820).

First Published:Oct. 24, 2021, 6:20 p.m.

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