Manipur reports one COVID-19 death after over a month

Ten more persons, including three flight passengers. tested COVID-19 positive in Manipur on Wednesday.


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Manipur's COVID-19 death toll on Wednesday surged to 374 as one more person succumbed to the viral infection in a span of 24 hours, the state health department said.

The latest COVID-19 victim in the state was a 70-year-old man from Churachandpur district who died at Shija Hospital in Imphal, according to a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room.

The state also recorded 10 more COVID-19 positive cases, including three flight passengers. With it, the total caseload mounted to 29,362 and active cases to 53, the release stated.

The new positive cases included three from Imphal West, two each from Churachandpur, Imphal East and Kangpokpi, and one from Tamenglong. All necessary medical precautionary measure like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

The state health department informed air passengers who travelled to the state on March 23 by Indigo flight 6E-2019 (Delhi-Imp) in rows 1-9, 15-21 and by Indigo flight 6E-6241 in rows 9-15 to inform the Common Covid Control Room at 1800343818 or respective district surveillance officers (DSO).

The number of recovered cases stood at 28,935 as no new recovery was recorded on Wednesday. The state's recovery rate is 98.54 per cent, it added.
The release the further stated that 1,056 more persons were administered COVID-19 vaccine. The cumulative number of people vaccinated is 83,092, including 31,228 healthcare workers, it added.

First Published:March 24, 2021, 6:22 p.m.

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