COVID-19: Manipur logs 717 new positive cases, nine more deaths in 24 hours

Manipur's COVID-19 caseload reached 54,407 on Saturday.


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Manipur's COVID-19 tally crossed the 54000-mark on Saturday after 717 more persons tested for the viral infection, while the death toll mounted to 872 with nine more fatalities in a span of 24 hours, official sources said.

With the new COVID-19 positive cases, the state's caseload reached 54,407, according to the latest updates by the state health department. 

The new COVID-19 positive cases included 715 from the general population and two personnel from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), as per the release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room.

Among the new positive cases from the general population, 245 cases were reported from Imphal West, 141 from Imphal East, 97 from Churachandpur, 84 from Thoubal, 47 from Kakching, 41 from Bishnupur, 23 from Chandel, 12 from Tamenglong, nine from Senapati, six from Ukhrul, five from Kangpokpi, three from Noney, and one each from Kamjong and Tengnoupal, the release stated.

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

Of the nine fatalities recorded on Saturday, four deaths were from Imphal East, three from Imphal West and one each from Bishnupur and Kamjong. 

Meanwhile, 740 more patients recovered from the infection, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 44,519. The state's recovery rate is 81.82 per cent and the number of COVID-19 active cases as of Saturday is 9,016, the release added.

It further stated that a total of 2,163 D type oxygen cylinders and 985 B type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health facilities of the state in the last 24 hours.

A total of 4,14,026 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine in Manipur, it added.

First Published:June 5, 2021, 6:50 p.m.

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