Manipur continued to witness a spike in daily new COVID-19 positive cases as the state reported 94 new positive cases on Tuesday, the highest daily tally in 2021 so far. With the new positive cases, the state's caseload surged to 29,869, as per the latest update from the state health department.
Of the new positive cases, 11 cases were detected at the Imphal airport. According to the health department, a total of 146 persons were tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, of which 11 persons were confirmed as new positive cases. So far, 3,975 passengers have been tested at the Imphal airport and the cumulative number of positive cases confirmed at the airport reached 80.
The death toll also increased to 378 as a 29-year-old man from Thoubal district died at the district hospital, it added.
Among the new positive cases on Tuesday, Imphal West reported the maximum cases with 44, followed by Senapati with 14 and Imphal East with 13 cases. The other new positive cases included nine from Bishnupur; four from Churchandpur; three from Thoubal; two each from Tamenglong, Tengnoupal and Kakching; and one from Ukhrul, a release issued by the Common COVID-19 Control Room stated.
The cumulative number of active cases also surged to 385 from 296 on Monday, the release stated.
Meanwhile, four more recoveries pushed the cumulative number of recovered cases to 29,106. However, the recovery rate dropped to 97.44 per cent from 97.73 per cent on Monday, the release stated.
It further stated that air passengers who travelled to the state on April 17 by Indigo flight 6E-2615 in rows 3-11, Air Asia flight I5-783 in rows 3-11 and 22-28 and Air India flight AI-889 in rows 7-13 are informed to contact Common Covid Control Room at 18003453818 or respective District Surveillance Officers (DSO) immediately.
Stating that the total number of COVID-19 people vaccinated in Manipur reached 11,0614, the state health department urged all persons above 45 years of age to get themselves vaccinated at the vaccine centres of RIMS, JNIMS, district hospitals, CHCs, PHCs and select private hospitals immediately.