Manipur's daily Covid-19 positive caseload remains below 1000-mark

As many as 801 people tested positive for COVID-19, while 15 more succumbed to the virus infection in Manipur on Saturday.


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Manipur's daily Covid-19 positive caseload remained below 1000-mark for the second consecutive day. The state on Saturday recorded 801 new COVID-19 positive cases, pushing the state's tally to 98,499, while the death toll mounted to 1,556 with 15 more fatalities, according to the latest update by the state health department. 

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

It stated that of the 15 deaths, 11 patients had co-morbidities and only six of them were vaccinated with the first dose of Covid vaccine.

Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of new COVID-19 cases with 213 and 194 cases respectively. Ninety-seven cases were reported from Churachandpur, 69 from Thoubal, 68 from Kakching, 54 from Bishnupur, five from Ukhrul, 14 from Senapati, seven from Chandel, 11 from Tamenglong, three from Tengnoupal, four from Jiribam, two from Kamjong, 19 from Pherzawl, 20 from Noney and 12 from Kangpokpi.

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

The state also recorded 981 new recoveries in a span of 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 86,403.  The recovery rate is 87.71 per cent, the release added.

Manipur now has 10,540 COVID-19 active cases, as per the release.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,976 D-type Oxygen Cylinders and 495 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 13,06,313 (first dose: 10,98,387 and second dose: 2,07,926) as of Saturday.

For information about CHIC (Community Home Isolation Centres), the general public can contact deputy director of Health and CHIC (in-charge) Dr L Somorendro at mobile phone number: 9402723243, the release added.

First Published:July 31, 2021, 7:57 p.m.

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