Manipur's COVID-19 tally reaches 41,909 with 644 new positive cases

COVID-19 claimed 11 more lives in Manipur in the last 24 hours.


Manipur on Thursday recorded 644 new COVID-19 positive cases, pushing the state's tally to 41,909, while the death toll mounted to 646 with 11 more fatalities, according to the latest update by the state health department. 

Of the 11 COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Thursday, seven deaths were reported from Imphal West. Imphal East reported three fatalities, while Churachandpur reported one death, 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 cases with 304 and 191 cases respectively. Thirty-six cases were reported from Thoubal, 33 from Bishnupur, 29 from Kakching, 27 from Churachandpur, six from Ukhrul, five each from Chandel, Kangpokpi and Noney, and three from Tengnoupal, the release stated.

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

The state also recorded 546 new recoveries in a span of 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 34,359. The recovery rate is 8 1.98 per cent, the release added.

Manipur now has 6,904 COVID-19 active cases, as per the release.

It further stated that air passengers who travelled to the state on May 19, 2021 by Air India AI-889 in rows 15-21are to inform the Common Covid Control Room 1800-345-3818 or respective District Surveillance Officers (DSO) for further surveillance and necessary testing.

Meanwhile, a total of 1367 D type Oxygen Cylinders and 571 B-type Oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur in the last 24 hours.

As per the latest update, the total number of people who have been inoculated reached 3,31,631.

First Published:May 20, 2021, 7:25 p.m.

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