Manipur logs record 730 new COVID-19 cases; confirmed caseload soars above 39000-mark

Manipur's COVID-19 death toll rose to 562 as the disease claimed 10 more lives on Saturday.

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Manipur's COVID-19 confirmed caseload crossed 39000-mark with 730 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, the state's highest single-day tally so far, the health department stated on Saturday.

The statewide COVID-19 death toll rose to 562 as the desease claimed 10 more lives, according to the health department.

With these new positive cases, the number of COVID-19 active cases in the state surged to 6,216, a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of daily new cases at 268 and 208 respectively. The other new positive cases included 58 from Kakching, 53 from Thoubal, 38 from Bishnupur, 39 from Tamenglong, 28 from Churachandpur, 15 from Kangpokpi, eght each from Ukhrul and Jiribam, five from Chandel, and two from Senapati, according to the release.

All necessary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

Of the COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Saturday, six deaths were reported from Imphal West, two from Imphal East and one each from Churachandpur and Kakching, it stated.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of recovered cases reached 32,275 with 403 more recoveries, leaving the state's recovery rate at 82.64 per cent.

The state health department has asked air passengers who travelled to the state on May 14 by Air India AI-525 in rows 10-16 and 18-24 and on May 6 by 6E-524 in rows 17-23 to inform the Common Covid Control Room at 1800-345-3818 or respective District Surveillance Officers (DSO) for further surveillance and necessary testing.

As per the release, the total number of persons vaccinated against COVID-19 in the state reached 3,02,287.

A total of 1,393 D type oxygen cylinders and 474 B type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of the state in a span of 24 hour, the release added. 

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First Published:May 15, 2021, 7:26 p.m.

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