New COVID-19 positive cases back above 20 in Manipur

The cumulative number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Manipur reached 29,540 on Tuesday.


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Manipur has been witnessing an upward trend in new COVID-19 positive cases for the past three days. The state reported 26 new positive cases on Tuesday, pushing the total caseload to 29,540. It reported 18 new COVID-19 positive cases on Monday and nine new cases on Sunday, according to the state health department.

While the state reported no COVID-19 related fatality on Tuesday, the new cases included 11 from Imphal West, seven from Imphal East, four from Churachandpur, and one each from Thoubal, Kangpokpi, Chandel and Jiribam, stated a release from the state Common COVID-19 Control Room Tuesday. Three positive cases are personnel of the Central Armed Police Force, it stated.

All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang, Aditional director and spokesperson, Manipur Health Department, stated in the release.

Meanwhile, 11 persons infected with the disease have recovered, the release stated. With it, the total number of recovered cases has reached 29,040. The recovery rate stood at 98.32 per cent. The number of active cases reached 118, the release added.

In all, 5,88,540 sample test results have been recieved, including the results of 811 sample tests recieved on Tuesday, according to the state health department. 

Air passengers who arrived in the state on April 10 by Indigo flights 6E2615 in rows 23-29 and 6E-524 in rows 22-28 and on April 11 by Indigo flights 6E-172 in rows 1-5 and 6E-2251 in rows 10-16 are to inform the Common COVID-19 Control Room No 18003453818 or respective district surveillance officers immediately.

COVID Vaccination in Manipur April 12

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries in the state reached 96,966 as 2,400 more people were vaccinated across the state on Monday. In all, 32,060 healthcare workers were reported vaccinated with COVID vaccine as of Tuesday.

There are no severe reactions or allergies or adverse event following the vaccination till date, and all who suffered from mild reactions and in homecare have recovered, the state department added.

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First Published:April 13, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

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