COVID-19 claims 16 more lives in Manipur; 669 more test positive

Manipur's COVID-19 caseload surged to 67,986 on Sunday.


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COVID-19 claimed 16 more lives in Manipur, pushing the death toll to 1,124, while 669 more persons tested positive for the infection in a span of 24 hours, official sources said.

The state's COVID-19 caseload surged to 67,986 on Sunday.

Churachandpur logged the highest number of daily fatalities at five, followed by Imphal West and Imphal East at four deaths each. Two deaths were from Thoubal, while one death was from Bishnupur.

The new COVID-19 positive  cases included  663 from the general population and six personnel from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

Imphal West continued to report the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases at 226. The other new positive cases included 93 from Imphal East, 81 from Kakching, 75 from Bishnupur, 71 from Churachandpur,69 from Thoubal, 17 from Kangpokpi,12 from Tamenglong, seven from Chandel, four each from Tengnoupal and Kamjong, three from Ukhrul and one from Pherzawl, the release stated.

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

Meanwhile,  509  new recoveries pushed the cumulative number of recovered cases to 61,038. The number of COVID-19 active cases is 5,824 and the state's COVID-19 recovery rate is 89.78 per cent, the release added.

It further stated that a total of 2,243 D-type oxygen cylinders and 319 B-type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health facilities of the state in the last 24 hours.

The total number of people who have been inoculated in Manipur is 5,31,004, according to the latest updates from the state health department.  

First Published:June 27, 2021, 6:15 p.m.

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