Manipur continues to battle with ever-surging new COVID-19 positive cases

Daily new Covid-19 positive cases continued to surge above 1100-mark in Manipur.


Manipur on Saturday recorded 1,171 new COVID-19 positive cases, pushing the state's tally to 83,859, while the death toll mounted to 1,365 with 15 more fatalities, according to the latest update by the state health department.

Of the 15 COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Saturday, six deaths were reported from Imphal West. Imphal East reported one death, Churachandpur reported three deaths, Thoubal, Jiribam and Kakching reported one fatality each, while Bishnupur reported two deaths, a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of new COVID-19 cases with 358 and 255 cases respectively. Ninety-six cases were reported from Churachandpur, 94 from Thoubal, 82 from Kakching, 141 from Bishnupur, four from Ukhrul, 13 from Senapati, 42 from Chandel, 53 from Tamenglong, five from Tengnoupal, four from Jiribam, one from Kamjong, two from Pherzawal and 21 from Kangpokpi, the release stated.

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

The state also recorded 742 new recoveries in a span of 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 73,047.  The recovery rate stood 87.10 per cent as of Saturday, the release added.

Manipur now has 10,812 COVID-19 active cases, as per the release.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,796 D-type Oxygen Cylinders and 315 B-type Oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur in the last 24 hours.

As per the latest update, the total number of people who have been administered vaccine reached 10,10,355 (first dose: 9,00,954 and second dose: 1,09,401.)

"Any person with oxygen level (SPO2) below 94 per cent should seek medical advice immediately or shift to COVID care centre. Helpline no: Covid control room no-1800-345-3818, Home isolation helpline-0385-2441230 or 0385-2441231," the release mentioned.

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First Published:July 17, 2021, 8:32 p.m.

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