COVID-19 claims five more lives in Manipur, 271 more test positive

Manipur's COVID-19 tally surged to 31,586 on Friday.


As the second wave of COVID-19 continued to hit hard the state, five more persons succumbed to COVID-19 in Manipur, taking the state's death toll to 405. The state's cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases also surged to 31,586 on Friday as 271 more people tested positive for the viral infection in a span of 24 hours, according to the state health department.  

On Thursday, Manipur reported as many as 314 COVID-19 positive cases and five COVID-19 deaths. 

The latest COVID-19 victims in the state included four from Imphal West district and one from Kakching district,  a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

The new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday included 259 from the general population and 12 personnel from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).

Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest new COVID-19 positive cases at 105 and 104 respectively. Twelve cases were reported from Bishnupur, 10 from Chrachandpur, eight from Thoubal, seven from Ukhrul, five from Chandel, two each from Kakching and Noney, and one from Jiribam. The remaining cases are from the CAPF, as per the release. 

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

With the new positive cases, the number of COVID-19 active cases in Manipur also rose to 1,417 while the cumulative number of recovered cases reached 29,764. However, the state's COVID-19 recovery rate fell from 94.81 per cent on Thursday to 94.23 per cent on Friday, the release added.

Meanwhile, air passengers who travelled to the state on April 25 by Indigo flights 6E-6181 in rows 16-21 and 6E-21 in rows 29-35 have been asked to inform the Common Covid Control Room at 18003453818 or respective District Surveillance Officers (DSO) immediately.

As per the latest updates, the cumulative number of people who have been vaccinated in the state reached 1,73,056.

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 30, 2021, 7:17 p.m.

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