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COVID-19: Manipur logs highest single day death, 592 fresh cases reported


The number of active cases have now surged to 4,981 (General Population – 4803 and Central Security Personnel – 178). 

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Manipur on Tuesday hit yet another grim record with 20 deaths, taking the death toll to 509. As many as 592 (284 male and 308 female) fresh cases were reported out of 3,442 tests. The state positivity rate stands at 17.2 percent. 

The active cases have now surged to 4,981 (General Population – 4803 and Central Security Personnel – 178). At present there are 2,943 active cases on home isolation. 

In the last 24 hours ending 5 pm Tuesday, 20 persons aged 79 yrs (female, Churachandpur), 55 yrs (female, Imphal East), 56 yrs (male, Imphal West), 55 yrs (female, Imphal East), 35 yrs (female, Imphal East), 70 yrs (male, Kakching), 85 yrs (female, Kakching), 54 yrs (male, Imphal East), 61 yrs (male, Thoubal), 48 yrs (male, Imphal East), 57 yrs (female, Chandel), 54 yrs (male, Imphal East), 53 yrs (male, Imphal East), 51 yrs (female, Thoubal), 55 yrs (male, Imphal West), 55 yrs (male, Kamjong), 71 yrs (female, Imphal West), 77 yrs (male, Imphal East), 51 yrs (male, Thoubal), and 58 yrs (male. Imphal West) expired at DH Churachandpur (1), Shija Hospital (4), CCC Kakching (2), Raj Medicity (1), JNIMS (5) and RIMS (7) hospital respectively, according to the Health Department. 

The positive cases from the general population are from Imphal West (216), Imphal East (176), Thoubal (37), Churachandpur (34), Bishnupur (32), Ukhrul (27), Kakching (26), Kangpokpi (18), Senapati (9), Tengnoupal (7), Jiribam (5), Chandel (3), Kamjong (1), and Tamenglong (1). 

In the last 24 hours, 195 persons from — CAPF (4), Home Isolation (162), RIMS (8), RD Wing (2), BB (2), SHRI (16), and Tengnoupal (1), were discharged. The recovery rate has now dipped to 84.90 %.

The total infections in the state now stands at 36,370 (General Population 32,702 and Central Security Personnel 3,668). 

In the last 24 hours, a total of 1045 D type Oxygen Cylinders and 383 B-type Oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur. District Hospitals have 118 D and 100 B type filled cylinders out of these Bishnupur have (14 D, 12B), Chandel (18D, 9B), Churachandpur (13D,18B), Senapati (9D,15B), Thoubal (25D,27B), Ukhrul (7D,B10), Tamenglong (12D, 4B) and Jiribam (20D, 5B), according to the Health Department. 

As many as 2,75,880 individuals have been vaccinated in the state, of which 76,920 have received the second dose. 

Meanwhile according to the Indian Express, an early trend of decline in daily new COVID-19 cases and deaths has been noted in the country, the government said on Tuesday, indicating that the devastating second wave of the pandemic is on the wane. 

According to the government, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chhattisgarh were among 18 states and union territories showing continued plateauing or decrease in daily new COVID-19 cases.

Delhi’s positivity rate dipped to 17.76 percent Tuesday as the national capital recorded 12,481 fresh Covid-19 cases and 347 fatalities in the last 24 hours. As many as 13,583 people have recovered from the infection in the same period. The number of positive cases has come down as the capital entered the fourth week of lockdown on Monday. 

India recorded 3,29,942 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Tuesday. The country’s total infections stand at over 2.29 crore. Out of these, over 37.15 lakh cases are active while 1.90 crore people have recovered after testing positive. Active cases have declined for the first time in 2 months. With 3,876 new deaths, the toll is now at over 2.49 lakh.

The Indian Express reported that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday suggested that the Centre should share the anti-COVID vaccine formula of the two manufacturers — Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute — with other companies in the country to scale up production. Kejriwal highlighted the dire shortage of vaccines across the country and an urgent need to ramp up its manufacturing on war footing while developing a national policy to inoculate everyone in the next few months.

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