Manipur daily COVID-19 positive tally drops to 275

COVID-19 claimed five more lives in Manipur, taking the death toll to 1,775.


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Manipur on Saturday recorded 275 new COVID-19 positive cases, pushing the state's tally to 1,12,941 while the death toll mounted to 1,775 with five more fatalities, according to the latest update by the state health department. The positivity rate is 9.5 per cent. 

On Friday, Manipur reported 311 new COVID-19 positive cases and three deaths. 

Of the five COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Saturday, one death each were reported from Imphal West, Bishnupur, Churachandpur, Tengnoupal and Ukhrul, according to a release issued by State COVID-19 Common Control Room. 

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

Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of new COVID-19 cases with 136 and 39 cases respectively. Fourteen new COVID-19 cases were reported from Bishnupur, 15 each from Churachandpur and Kakching, 17 from Tamenglong, 10 from Thoubal, 11 from Ukhrul, seven from Kangpokpi, six from Senapati, two each from Chandel and Pherzawl and one from Tengnoupal.

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

The state also recorded 332 new recoveries, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 1,07,742. The recovery rate is 95.40 per cent, the release added.

Manipur now has 3,424 COVID-19 active cases, as per the release.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,350 D-type Oxygen Cylinders and  358 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 the vaccine has reached 15,11,675 (first dose: 11,83,466 and second dose: 3,28,209).

According to the release, there are 391 vacant general beds and 80 ICU/HDU beds of COVID-19 in nine hospitals of Manipur. 

In ILAND Hospital (Contact No. 9540404955/ 7085206820) there are 16 vacant general beds; in MSF, Little flower School (Contact No. 9311222947) there are 11 vacant general beds and six ICU/HDU beds; in CMC, Koirengei (Contact No. 9612636004/9612905628) there are 28 vacant general beds and five ICU/HDU beds;  in Iboyaima Hospital, Singjamei (Contact No.7005436870/ 9612022125) there are 25 vacant general beds and three ICU/HDU beds; in Jivan Hospital, Kakching (Contact No. 9366034272/ 7085348366) there are 16 vacant general beds and seven ICU/HDU beds; in Shija Hospital (Contact No. 7005097688/7005125158) there are 39 vacant general beds and 26 ICU/HDU beds; in Raj Medicity (Contact No.7005105552/9366496411) there are 68 vacant general beds and 16 ICU/HDU beds, in RIMS (Contact No. 7640862396) there are 145 vacant general beds and 16 ICU/HDU beds and in JNIMS (Contact No. 8131855346) there are 43 general beds and one ICU/HDU, 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.

First Published:Aug. 28, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

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