Manipur's daily COVID-19 positive tally drops to 53

COVID-19 claimed one more life even as the daily new cases continued to drop on Thursday in Manipur.


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Manipur's daily COVID-19 positivity rate fell to 2.9 per cent as it recorded a fall in new positive cases of 53 that pushed the state's confirmed tally to 1,23,526, while the death toll mounted to 1,918 with one more fatality, according to the latest update by the state health department. 

The single COVID-19 fatality recorded on Thursday is from Imphal East. The person had co-morbidities and is not vaccinated, according to a release issued by 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 29 and 15 positive cases respectively. Two cases were reported each from Ukhrul, Bishnupur and Chandel and one each from Kakching, Tamenglong and Thoubal.

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

The state also recorded 54 new recoveries, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 1,20,766. The recovery rate currently is 97.77 per cent, the release added. With it, Manipur now has 842 COVID-19 active cases, as per the release.

Meanwhile, a total of 501 D-type Oxygen Cylinders and 19 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 19,27,170 (first dose: 12,45,284  second dose: 6,81,886).

First Published:Oct. 28, 2021, 6:47 p.m.

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