Manipur COVID-19 death toll mounts to 1796 as disease claims four more lives

Two of the four deaths are from Imphal East, while Imphal West and Ukhrul reported one death each.


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Manipur on Saturday recorded 303 new COVID-19 positive cases, pushing the state's tally to 1,15,077 while the death toll mounted to 1,796 with four more fatalities, according to the latest update by the state health department.

 The positivity rate currently is nine per cent and the state's COVID-19 active cases reached 3,278 as of Saturday. 

Of the four COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Saturday, two are from Imphal East and one fatalities each from Imphal West and Ukhrul, according to a release issued by the state COVID-19 Common Control Room. It stated that of the four fatalities, three had co-morbidities, and none of them were vaccinated.

Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of new COVID-19 cases with 125 and 38 cases respectively. Twenty cases each were reported from Bishnupur, 28 from Churachandpur, 14 from Kakching, 11 from Kangpokpi, 12 from Thoubal, 27 from Ukhrul, nine from Tamenglong, six from Kamjong, five from Chandel, four from Senapati, two from Jiribam and one each from Pherzawl and Tengnoupal.

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

The state also recorded new 288 recoveries, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 1,00,003. The recovery rate is 95.59 per cent, the release added.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,066 D-type Oxygen Cylinders and  314 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 15,54,103 (first dose: 11,92,491 and second dose: 3,61,612).

According to the release, there are 416 vacant general beds and 92 ICU/HDU beds of COVID-19 in nine hospitals of Manipur. 

In ILAND Hospital (Contact No. 9540404955/ 7085206820) there are 26 vacant general beds; in MSF, Little flower School (Contact No. 9311222947) there are five vacant general beds and seven ICU/HDU beds; in CMC, Koirengei (Contact No. 9612636004/9612905628) there are 30 vacant general beds and six 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 14 vacant general beds and eight ICU/HDU beds.

In Shija Hospital (Contact No. 7005097688/7005125158) there are 46 vacant general beds and 32 ICU/HDU beds; in Raj Medicity (Contact No.7005105552/9366496411) there are 75 vacant general beds and 16 ICU/HDU beds, in RIMS (Contact No. 7640862396) there are 159 vacant general beds and 18 ICU/HDU beds and in JNIMS (Contact No. 8131855346) there are 36 general beds and two ICU/HDU, it mentioned.

First Published:Sept. 4, 2021, 7:23 p.m.

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