Manipur reported 12 death cases in the past 24 hours which were recorded as COVID-19 related fatalities. With this update, the state’s fatality tally of COVID-19 has gone up to 461. The state also reported 442 fresh cases of the disease to push the overall infection tally to 34,775, the daily update of the Manipur Health department said.
The number of active cases of the disease in the state also rose to 3,851 as only 85 patients were discharged upon getting recovered from the disease. The recovery tally of the state stood at 30,463 and the recovery rate dropped further to 87.60%.
The update report showed that of the 2,824 samples tested in the past 24 hours (ended at 5pm of May 8) 440 persons (212 males and 228 females) from the general population and two personnel from Central security forces were tested positive for the disease.
Imphal West and Imphal East, the twin capital districts continued to report the highest number of daily infections with 168 and 140 respectively, despite the stringent measures to check spread of the viral disease.
Various restrictions were put in place in the Greater Imphal areas covering a major portion of the two districts after the state government notified a containment zone on April 29.
Among other districts, 32 reported in Kakching, 27 in Bishnupur, 15 in Churachandpur, 13 in Ukhrul, 12 in Noney, five in Chandel, four in Jiribam, three each in Senapati and Tengnoupal and one in Kangpokpi district.
Of the 12 fatalities recorded during the past 24 hours, five were reported in Imphal West, three in Imphal East, two in Kangpokpi and one each from Thoubal and Ukhrul.
This is the second highest single-day casualty after 13 death cases reported last Thursday since the spread of the corona virus in the state in March last year.
The state has conducted 2,824 tests in the past 24 hours. A total of 6,34,101 samples have been tested in the state so far.
The number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the state also reached 2,58,740 as per the health department.
The state health department also made available a total of 1,074 D type oxygen cylinders and 500 B type oxygen cylinders to different health institutions and health facilities of the state.