COVID-19 claims 10 more lives in Manipur, death toll climbs to 434

With 397 new COVID-19 positive cases in 24 hours, the cumulative number of positive cases in Manipur reached 33,353.


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COVID-19 death toll in Manipur mounted to 434 as 10 more persons succumbed to the viral infection in a span of 24 hours, while the state's COVID-19 tally crossed 33000-mark on Wednesday, the state health department said.

With 397 new COVID-19 positive cases in 24 hours, the cumulative number of positive cases in Manipur reached 33,353, a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

Of the 10 COVID-19 deaths reported in the state, four were from Imphal West, three from Imphal East, two from Kangpokpi and one from Churachandpur, the release stated.

Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of new COVID-19 positive cases at 187 and 69 respectively. Twenty eight new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Kakching,17 from Kangpokpi, 15 from Senapati, 13 from Churachandpur, 11 each from Ukhrul and Senapati, 10 from Thoubal, and two each from Jiribam and Chandel. The remaining new COVID-19 positive cases are personnel of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), the release added.

The number of COVID-19 active cases has risen to 2,657 on Wednesday. The cumulative number of COVID-19 recovered cases reached 30,262 with 121 more recoveries. However, the recovery rate dropped to 9.73 per cent from Tuesday's  91.45 per cent, it stated.

The release further stated that air passengers who travelled to the state on May 3, 2021 by Air India flight AI-3713 in rows 12-18 are to inform the Common Covid Control Room at 18003453818 or respective District Surveillance Officers (DSO) immediately.

Meanwhile, a total of 821 D type oxygen cylinders and 323 B type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of the state, the release added.

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First Published:May 5, 2021, 7:09 p.m.

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