COVID-19: 20 more die; 874 more test positive in Manipur

Manipur's COVID-19 tally surged to 97,698 on Friday.

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Manipur on Friday reported 20 more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the death toll to 1,541, while the state's tally surged to 97,698 with 874 new COVID-19 positive cases, official sources said.

As per the latest updates from the state health department, five deaths each were reported from Bishnupur and Imphal East, four from Imphal West, three from Thoubal and one each from Chandel, Jiribam and Ukhrul.

Of the 6,673 tests results received on Friday, 252 positive cases were from Imphal West, 171 from Imphal East, 137 from Bishnupur, 84 from Churachandpur, 75 form Kakching, 49 from Thoubal, 27 from Kangpokpi, 19 from Noney, 16 from Chandel, 13 each from Ukhrul and Senapati, eight from Tamenglong, four from Jiribam, two from Tengnoupal, and one each from Kamjong and Pherzawl. One new COVID-19 positive cases are Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated. 

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

Out of 20 deaths,  14 victims had co-morbidities and only four of them were vaccinated with the first dose, the State Level Covid 19 Deaths Audit Committee.

Friday saw 1,014 new recoveries, pushing the cumulative number of recovered cases to 85,422. The recovery rate is 87.43 per cent. With it, the number of COVID-19 active cases in Manipur is 10,735 as of Friday.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,246 D-type oxygen cylinders and 308 B-type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health facilities of the state in the last 24 hours,

It further stated that the cumulative number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Manipur is 12,90,134 (First dose: 10,88,797 and second dose: 20,13,37).


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First Published:July 30, 2021, 6:19 p.m.

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