COVID-19 claims 10 more lives in Manipur; 752 more test positive

Manipur's COVID-19 death toll reached 1008 on Wednesday.


COVID-19 death toll in Manipur crossed the 1000-mark on Wednesday as 10 more persons succumbed to the infection in 24 hours period, while 752 more persons tested positive for the viral infection, as per the latest update by the state health department.

The new COVID-19 cases included 749 persons from the general and three personnel from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). With these new positive cases, the state's tally reached 61,848,  including 9,078 active cases, a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated. 

Of the new positive cases from the general population, Imphal West reported the highest number of cases at 231, followed by Imphal East with 125, and Churachandpur with 85. Eighty-four new COVID-19 cases were from Kakching, 59 from Thoubal, 39 from Tamenglong, 37 from Bishnupur, 34 from Ukhrul, 21 from Kangpokpi, 13 from  Senapati, seven each from Chandel and Jiribam, six from Noney and one from Tengnoupal, the release stated. 

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

Imphal West reported four deaths, while Bishnupur and Churachandpur reported two deaths each. On death each was reported from Thoubal and Kakching, as per the release. 

Meanwhile, 408 new recoveries pushed the cumulative number of recovered cases to 51,762. The recovery rate is 83.69 per cent, the release added.

It further added that a total of 1,272 D-type oxygen cylinders and 446 B-type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health facilities of Manipur in the last 24 hours. 

A total of  4,77,432 people have been vaccinated so far, the release added.

First Published:June 16, 2021, 7:25 p.m.

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