COVID-19: Manipur logs 69 new cases of Delta Variant

Manipur also recorded 656 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's COVID-19 caseload to 70,954 on Friday.


The Manipur Health department on Friday informed that the state has reported 69 new cases of the highly transmissible Delta Variant of COVID-19.

On June 18, Manipur had reported 18 cases of the Delta Variant. Chief Minister N Biren Singh had said that 20 samples were sent to Hyderabad from Manipur for testing, of which 18 were found positive for the Delta Variant.

"Today, IDSP Manipur has reported that nasopharyngeal swabs collected from 69 individuals have been confirmed as Delta Variant positive," the state health department said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Manipur also recorded 656 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's COVID-19 caseload to 70,954, according to the latest updates from the state health department.

As per the updates, 4,817 test results were received on Friday, of which 656 were found positive for COVID-19. The cumulative number of test results received so as of Friday is 9,11,276, it stated.

COVID-19 also claimed 13 more lives in Manipur in 24 hours period. As many as five deaths were from Imphal West alone. Three deaths were from Imphal East, two from Thoubal, and one death each from Bishnupur, Chandel, Kakching and Tamenglong, the state health department stated, adding that the death toll has increased to 1,175. 

Imphal West continued to report the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases at 212, followed by Imphal East at 101 and Bishnupur at 101. The other new COVID-19 positive cases included 73 from Thoubal, 60 from Churachandpur, 53 from Kakching, 12 from Chandel, nine from Pherzawl, seven from Senapati, six from Kangpokpi, five from Tengoupal, two from Noney, and one each from Kamjong, Jiribam and Tamenglong. Five new cases were from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 recovered cases in Manipur surged to 63,809 with 603 new recoveries. With it, the number of COVID-19 active cases stands at 5,970 and the state's recovery rate is 89.93 per cent, the release stated.

It further stated that a total of 2,038 D-type oxygen cylinders and 493 B-type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health facilities of the state in the last 24 hours.

The number of beneficiaries who have been administered COVID-19 vaccine in Manipur reached 6,82,110, of which 59,7,479 beneficiaries have been inoculated with the first and 84,631 beneficiaries with the second dose, it added.


First Published:July 2, 2021, 6:53 p.m.

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