Manipur on Wednesday recorded 760 new COVID-19 positive cases, pushing the state's tally to 74,341, while the death toll mounted to 1,229 with 11 more fatalities, according to the latest update by the state health department.
Of the 11 COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Wednesday, two deaths were reported from Imphal West. Imphal East reported four fatalities, Churachandpur reported one death, while Bishnupur reported four death, a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.
Imphal West and Imphal East continued to report the highest number of new COVID-19 cases with 247 and 166 cases respectively. Seventy-six cases were reported from Churachandpur, 42 from Thoubal, 76 from Kakching, 75 from Bishnupur, four from Ukhrul, 16 from Senapati, seven each from Chandel, Tamenglong, Tengnoupal and Noney, one from Jiribam and 21 from Kangpokpi.
All necessary medical precautionary measures Like containment and contact tracing are in place, it stated.
The state also recorded 446 new recoveries in a span of 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 66,578. The recovery rate is 89.55 per cent, the release added.
Manipur now has 6,534 COVID-19 active cases, as per the release.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,914 D-type Oxygen Cylinders and 438 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 7,96,051 (first dose: 7,07,184 and second dose: 88,876) as of Wednesday.
"Any person with oxygen level (SPO2) below 94 per cent should seek medical advice immediately or shift to COVID care centre. Helpline no: Covid control room no-1800-345-3818, Home isolation helpline-0385-2441230 or 0385-2441231," the release mentioned.