Manipur logs record 20 fatalities due to COVID-19, reports 592 new positive cases

COVID-19 death toll mounted to 509 in Manipur on Tuesday.


Manipur on Tuesday registered its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 20 more fatalities, pushing the death toll to 509, the state health department said. 

The COVID-19 caseload also increased to 36,370 after the state recorded 593 new COVID-19 positive cases in a span of 24 hours. 

The COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Tuesday included eight from Imphal East, four from Imphal West, three from Thoubal, two from Kakching  and one each from Chandel, Churachandpur and Kamjong, a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of new COVID-19 positive cases at 216 and 176 respectively. The other new positive cases included 37 from Thoubal, 34 from Churachandpur, 32 from Bishnupur, 27 from Ukhrul, 36 from Kakching, 18 from Kangpokpi, nine from Senapati, seven from Tengnoupal, five from Jiribam, three from Chandel, and one each from Tamenglong and Kamjong, the release stated.

With these new positive cases, the number of COVID-19 active cases in the state surged to 4,981 while the cumulative number of recovered cases stood at 30,880 leaving the state's recovery rate at 84.90 per cent, it stated.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,045 D type oxygen cylinders and 383 B type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of the state, the release stated.

District hospitals have 118 D type and 100 B type filled cylinders of which Bishnupur have 14 D type and 12 B type, Chandel has 18 D type and nine B type, Churachandpur has 13 D type and 18 B type, Senapati has nine D type and 15 B type, Thoubal has 25 D Type and 27 B type, Ukhrul has seven D type and 10 B type, Tamenglong has 12 D type and four B type and Jiribam has 20 D type nad five B type cylinders, it added.

As per the latest updates, the cumulative number of people who have been vaccinated in the state reached 2,75,880. 


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First Published:May 11, 2021, 7:07 p.m.

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