Manipur's COVID-19 death toll nears 1000-mark; tally surges to 61,096

Manipur recorded 785 new COVID-19 positive cases and eight deaths on Tuesday.


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Days after the state witnessed a downtrend in daily COVID-19 tally, Manipur on Tuesday recorded a spike of 785 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the cumulative number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the state to 61,096. The death toll also neared the 1000-mark as eight more patients succumbed to the infection in a 24 hours period, as per the latest update by the state health department.

The state's COVID-19 death toll stands at 998 as of Tuesday. Imphal West reported four deaths, while Imphal East, Kakching, Kangpokpi and Chandel reported one death each, a release from the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.  

Of the new COVID-19 positive, 772 persons were from the general population while 13 cases were from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), the release stated.

The positive cases from general population included from 309 Imphal West, 114 from Imphal East, 65 from  Churachandpur, 62 each from Thoubal and Bishnupur, 52 from Kakching, 34 from Jiribam, 22 from Tamenglong, 20 from Ukhrul, 14 from Chandel, 11 from Senapati, four from Noney, two from  Kangpokpi and one from Tengnoupal, as per the release. 

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

Manipur has 8,744 COVID-19 active cases on Tuesday. In all, 476 more patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 51,354. The recovery rate is 84.05 per cent, it stated.

Meanwhile, a total of 4,72,857 people have been vaccinated so far, the release added.

First Published:June 15, 2021, 5:53 p.m.

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