Manipur's COVID-19 caseload crosses 37000-mark with over 600 new cases

As many as 666 persons tested positive for COVID-19 while 17 more succumbed to the disease in Manipur on Wednesday.

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COVID-19 caseload in Manipur on Wednesday crossed the 37000-mark while the death toll surged to 526 with 17 more fatalities, the state health department said.

With 666 new positive cases, the cumulative number of COVID-19 positive cases surged to 37,036, including 5,272 active cases, a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

Of the 17 COVID-19 fatalities recorded in the state on Wednesday, eight deaths were reported from Imphal East alone, while three deaths were from Imphal West, two each from Churachandpur and Thoubal and one each from Bishnupur and Kaching, the release stated.

The new COVID-19 positive cases included 659 persons from the general population and seven personnel from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), it stated. 

The positive cases from the general population included 252 from Imphal West, 171 from Imphal East, 60 from Kakching, 48 from Bishnupur, 43 from Churachandpur, 34 from Thoubal, 15 from Ukhrul, 13 from Senapati,  seven from Noney, six from Kangpokpi, four from Tamenglong, three from Chandel,  two from Kamjong, and one from Tengnoupal. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of recovered cases reached 31,238, including 358 new recoveries and the state's recovery rate is 84.34 per cent, the release added. 

Meanwhile, a total of 1,068 D type oxygen cylinders and 407 B type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of the state, the release stated.

The release further stated that the cumulative number of people who have been vaccinated in the state reached 2,82,958.

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First Published:May 12, 2021, 7:59 p.m.

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