Manipur on Wednesday witnessed a high surge in COVID-19 cases as a total of 206 more persons tested positive for the viral infection in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate rose to 8.6 per cent on Wednesday from Tuesday's 5.1, official sources said.
On Tuesday, the state reported 116 COVID-19 cases and one death.
According to the sources, a total of 2,396 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, of which 206 were found positive. With these new cases, the state's COVID-19 tally reached 1,26,550. A total of 14,83,343 COVID-189 tests have so far been conducted in Manipur.
No COVID-19 death was reported in the state on Wednesday and the death toll stood at 2,012.
Among the new COVID-19 positive cases, 140 were from the general population while 66 were personnel of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).
Imphal West continued the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases with 80 including eight CAPF personnel) new cases respectively. The other new COVID-19 cases include 50 from Chandel including 49 CAPF personnel; 30, including eight CAPF personnel from Imphal East, 27 in Churachandpur, six from Bishnupur, four from Thoubal, three each from Ukhrul and Kakching, two from Senapati and one from Tamenglong (CAPF personnel), as per the release issued by the state COVID-19 Common Control Room.
All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.
The state also recorded nine new recoveries, taking the cumulative number of COVID-19 recoveries to 1,23,802. The recovery rate is 97.83 per cent and the number of active cases surged to 736 from Wednesday's 539, the release stated.
The total number of people who have been administered the vaccine has reached 23,62,921 ( first dose: 13,48,726, second dose: 10,12,582 and precautionary dose: 1,613).
As of January 11, a total of 76 D-type oxygen cylinders and five B-type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur in the last 24 hours, the release added.