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COVID-19 Manipur: 15 more die, 656 new cases reported


Of the 15 deaths, 11 were from Imphal West, two each from Imphal East and Kangpokpi

TFM Desk

COVID death toll in Manipur remained in double figures on Friday, as 15 more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours with 656 fresh cases. The state positivity rate of the day was 20.78 per cent.

Active cases in the state now stand at 6,298. Out of these, 4,331 active cases are in home isolation.

Of the 15 deaths reported, 11 were from Imphal West, two each from Imphal East and Kangpokpi. They died at Raj Medicity (2), CCC Kangpokpi (2), RIMS (5) and JNIMS (6) hospital.

In the last 24 hours ending 5 pm Friday, 288 fresh cases from the general population were detected from Imphal West, 157 from Imphal East, 72 from Churachandpur, 45 from Kakching, 39 from Bishnupur, 12 from Thoubal, 11 each from Kangpokpi and Ukhrul, eight each from Chandel and Senapati, three from Tamenglong, and one from Tengnoupal.

As per the Health Department press release, 676 persons were discharged during the last 24 hours and discharge of 571 individuals was reported on Friday due to various reasons. So, the total number of recovered cases was considered as 1,247 after “reconciliation with reports from the IDSP Team, Home Isolation Team and Hospitalization Team as on  May 20, 2021”. The recovery rate has slightly improved to 83.65 percent.

According to the Health Department, in the last 24 hours, a total of 1456 D type Oxygen Cylinders and 355 B-type Oxygen cylinders were made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur. The first consignment of 250 D type cylinders out of the order of 2000 placed by the state government to a manufacturer in Gujarat have arrived and received at Silchar. The funding of these 250 cylinders is through the CSR contribution of NHIDCL.

Another 182 Type-D oxygen cylinders at Airforce base, Silchar have been received by the state government on Friday. Out of these 105 were donated by SELCO foundation while remaining were procured by deputy commissioners of Kamjong, Churachandpur and Tamenglong, according to the Health Department.

The total infection of the state has reached 42,565 and 661 total deaths. 

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