COVID-19 claims one more life; 54 more test positive in Manipur

Manipur's cumulative COVID-19 confirmed caseload reached 29,775 on Monday.


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A day after an alarming rise in daily new COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur, the state reported one COVID-19 death and 54 new positive cases out of 967 test results received on Monday, taking the cumulative statewide caseload to 29,775, as per the latest update from the state health department.

On Sunday the state recorded 72 new COVID-19 positive cases, a jump from Saturday's figure of 39, pushing the statewide confirmed tally of the infection above 29,700 to 29,721 cases.

The one fatality reported on Monday up the statewide death toll to 377, according to the health department.

Of the 54 new COVID-19 positive cases on Monday, Imphal East reported the highest daily new cases of 24, while Imphal West logged in 22 cases. The rest are five from Thoubal and one each from Churachandpur, Kakching and one from Kangpokpi, stated a release from the Common COVID-19 Control Room.

With the new positive cases, the cumulative number of active cases surged to 296 from to 255 on Sunday. It was 190 on Saturday.

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, 12 more people who were suffering from the infection have recovered. With it, the total number of recoveries moved to 29,102. However, the case recovery rate fell to 97.73 per cent from 97.87 per cent on Sunday, the release stated.

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 1,07,100.

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 added.

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First Published:April 19, 2021, 6:46 p.m.

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