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Manipur logs highest single day death as COVID-19 claims 15 lives in 24 hours


As many as 61 Covid 19 patients died while 3,193 fresh infections were reported in the past one week between May 3 and 9

TFM Desk

Manipur on Sunday set another grim record as COVID-19 claimed 15 lives in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 476.  As many as 579 fresh cases were reported out of the 3,164 test results received, taking the positivity rate to 18.3 per cent.

In the past week, between May 3 and 9, as many as 61 lives were lost to the dreaded virus. As many as 3,193 new cases were reported during the period.

The number of active cases has now surged to 4280 (General Population – 4105 and Central Security Personnel – 175). At present there are 2,615 active cases on home isolation.

In the last 24 hours, 15 persons aged 65 yrs (male, Imphal West), 72 yrs (female, Imphal West), 24 yrs (male, Imphal West), 79 yrs (female, Kakching), 66 yrs (male, Imphal East), 72 yrs (female, Churachandpur), 60 yrs (male, Imphal West), 51 yrs (male, Imphal West), 36 yrs (male, Imphal East), 43 yrs (male, Imphal West), 58 yrs (male, Imphal East), 49 yrs (male, Imphal West), 48 yrs (male, Imphal East), 39 yrs (male, Imphal East), and 78 yrs (female, Imphal East) expired at Shija Hospital (5), DH Churachandpur (1), Raj Medicity (2), JNIMS (6), and RIMS(1) hospital respectively.

571 persons (307 male and 264 female) from the general population and 8 personnel from Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were confirmed as new COVID19 positive cases in the past twenty-four hours, according to the Health Department.

The positive cases from the general population are from Imphal West (197), Imphal East (191), Thoubal (42), Churachandpur (40), Kakching (37), Bishnupur (34), Kangpokpi (8), Ukhrul (6), Tengnoupal (5), Kamjong (3), Noney (3), Senapati (2), Tamenglong (2), and Chandel (1).

As many as 135 persons were discharged during the last 24 hours from CAPF (9), Home Isolation (89), RIMS (9), RD Wing (12). RAJMED (4), Churachandpur (4), BB (1). SHRI (6) and Bishnupur (1). The recovery rate of the state is 86.54 %.

The cumulative number of positive cases has now reached 35,354 (General Population 31,696 and Central Security Personnel 3,658).

According to the Health Department, in the last 24 hours, a total of 1036 D type Oxygen Cylinders and 333 B-type Oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur.

As per the latest information as many as 2,66,081 individuals have been vaccinated in the state, out of which 75,616 have received the second dose.

Air passengers who travelled to the state on May 7, 2021 by Indigo flights (i) 6E-2615 in rows 8-20 (ii) 6E-6358 in rows 1-4 have been instructed to inform the Common Covid Control Room 1800-345-3818 or respective District Surveillance Officers (DSO) for further surveillance and necessary testing.

Meanwhile, India reported 4.04 lakhs new COVID-19 cases and 4,092 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry. 3.86 crore patients were discharged during the period.

The active cases now stand at 37.36 lakhs. The number of the total cases in the country has reached 2.23 crore and 2.42 lakhs deaths. 16.94 crore individuals have been vaccinated in the country.

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