Manipur logs highest single-day spike of 600 new COVID-19 positive cases

COVID-19 caseload in Manipur reached 34,333 on Friday.

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Manipur on Friday recorded the highest single-day spike of 600 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the state's COVID-19 tally to 34,333, while the death toll rose to 449 with two more fatalities in a span of 24 hours, according to the latest update from the state health department. 

The new COVID-19 positive cases included 576 from the general population and 24 personnel from Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest daily COVID-19 cases at 208 and 166 respectively. Forty new positive cases were reported from Thoubal, 34 from Churachanpur, 33 from Bishnupur, 22 from Ukhrul, 19 from Tamenglong, 18 from Kakching, 17 from Senapati, seven from Chandel, six from Noney, three from Kangpokpi, two from Kamjong, and one from Tengoupal. The rest are personnel from the CAPF, the release stated.

A 47-year-old man from Kakching and a 65-year-old woman from Imphal East died at the JNIMS hospital in Imphal in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of deaths is 449, it stated.

While the number of COVID-19 active cases stood at 3,506 on Friday, the state's recovery rate dropped to 88.48 per cent. The cumulative number of COVID-19 recovered cases in the state is 30,378, as per the release.

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 762 D type oxygen cylinders and 192 B type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of the state, the release stated.

As per the latest updates, the cumulative number of people who have been vaccinated in the state reached 2,51,099.

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First Published:May 7, 2021, 6:43 p.m.

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