Imphal West, Imphal East continue to report highest single-day new COVID-19 cases in Manipur

Manipur records 757 new COVID-19 positive cases and eight dead

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Manipur on Thursday recorded 757 new COVID-19 positive cases, pushing the state's tally to 1,02,147 while the death toll mounted to 1,614 with eight more fatalities, according to the latest update by the state health department. 

Of the eight COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Thursday, two deaths each were reported from Imphal West, Imphal East and Bishnupur and one fatality each from Churachandpur and Thoubal, according to a release issued by State COVID-19 Common Control Room. 

It stated, of the eight deaths, five persons had co-morbidities and only two of them were vaccinated with first dose. 

Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of new COVID-19 cases with 277 and 230 cases respectively. Fifty-eight from Thoubal, 48 from Bishnupur, 30 from Kakching, 62 from Churachandpur, 10 from Senapati, 13 from Tamenglong, nine each from Ukhrul and Chandel, five from Tengnoupal and two from Kangpokpi.

All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, it stated. The state also recorded 1,078 new recoveries in a span of 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 91,847.

The recovery rate is 89.91 per cent, the release added.

Manipur now has 8,686 COVID-19 active cases, as per the release.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,665 D-type Oxygen Cylinders and  293 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 had reached 13,60,027 (first dose: 11,30,261 and second dose: 2,29,766).

According to the release, there are 110 vacant general beds and 31 ICU/HDU beds of COVID-19 in seven hospitals of Manipur. 

In ILAND Hospital (Contact No. 9540404955/ 7085206820) there are 15 general beds; in MSF, Little flower School (Contact No. 9311222947) there are two general beds and two ICU/HDU beds; in CMC, Koirengei (Contact No. 9612636004/9612905628) there are 29 vacant general beds and four ICU/HDU beds; in Iboyaima Hospital, Singjamei (Contact No.7005436870/ 9612022125) there are 15 vacant general beds; in Jivan Hospital, Kakching (Contact No. 9366034272/ 7085348366) there are 14 vacant general beds and eight ICU/HDU beds; in Shija Hospital (Contact No. 7005097688/7005125158) there are five vacant general beds and eight ICU/HDU beds and in Raj Medicity (Contact No.7005105552/9366496411) there are 30 vacant general beds and nine ICU/HDU beds, it mentioned.

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.

According to a release issued from DIPR, of the total 3,547 beds available in all the district Covid Care Centres of Manipur, the total number of vacant beds as on Wednesday are 1,928.

The vacant beds in Imphal East (Bal Bhawan, NSU, Standard College, AYUSH Hospital) are 130, 531 in Imphal West (LKK, RD Wing, MU Hostels, NIT), 202 in Thoubal, 61 in Bishnupur, 45 in Kakching, 95 in Churachandpur, 25 in Pherzawal, 200 in Senapati, 13 in Tengnoupal, 53 in Jiribam, 32 in Noney, 51 in Kangpokpi, 236 in Tamenglong, 24 in Chandel, 60 in Ukhrul and 170 in Kamjong, it mentioned.


First Published:Aug. 5, 2021, 9:44 p.m.

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