Manipur's COVID-19 tally crosses 29,700 as new positive cases soar to 72

Imphal West reported 21 cases, the highest single-day spike among the districts in Manipur on Sunday.

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Manipur on Sunday recorded 72 new COVID-19 positive cases, a jump from Saturday's figure of 39, pushing the statewide confirmed tally of the infection to 29,721 cases, according to the state health department.

Of the 72 new COVID-19 positive cases, 21 are personnel of the Central Armed Police Force, stated a release from the Common COVID-19 Control Room.

The release stated that Imphal West reported 21 cases, the highest single-day spike among the districts in the state on Sunday. Sixteen new cases are from Imphal East, 12 from Churachandpur, seven from Bishnupur, six from Chandel, five from Kakching, three from Thoubal, one each from Kangpokpi and Noney, it added.

With the new positive cases, the cumulative number of active cases rose to 255 from 190 on Saturday.

However, COVID-19 death toll in the state remained 376 as no COVID-19 related death was reported on Sunday,

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, seven more people suffering from the infection have recovered. With it, the total number of recoveries is now 29,090. The recovery rate fell to 97.87 per cent from 98.09 per cent on Saturday.

Air passengers who travelled to the state on April 15 by Air India flight AI-713 in row 3-9 are to inform the Common COVID-19 Control Room No 18003453818 or respective district surveillance officers immediately, the release added.

As per the latest updates, the cumulative number of people who have been vaccinated in the state reached 106284.

All persons above 45 years are advised to get vaccinated immediately at vaccine centres of RIMS, JNIMS, District hospitals, CHCs, PHCs and select private hospitals, the release addeddepartment added.

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First Published:April 18, 2021, 6:27 p.m.

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