Daily coronavirus infections are rising in Manipur again, fueling anxieties about the threat of the third wave in the state after the devastating second wave.
The state has again reported a spike in COVID-19 infections with 116 fresh cases in the last 24 hours ending Tuesday evening 5 pm, the state Health department said in its latest bulletin.
It was the highest single-day tally of the current month, January. The state has been recording a steady rise in the daily infection in the last few days.
One COVID-19 related death case was reported during the same period. The deceased was from Imphal East district and had the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the Health department said.
The active cases also rose again above 500-mark as it was 539 as only 14 patients were discharged upon recovery on the day, opposed to the 116 fresh cases.
Adding the latest recoveries, the tally of the recovered cases in the state rose to 1,23,793. The recovery rate of the state declined to 97.98%. It was above 98% till Monday.
A rise in the daily positivity rate was also recorded as today’s rate was 5.1% against previous day’s 4.1%. A total of 2,283 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of samples tested in the state so far to 14,80,947.
Among the 116 fresh cases, 99 were from the general population and the remaining were from the Central security forces.
Except Pherzawl and Kamjong, all other districts of the state reported new cases on the day.
At 39, Imphal West continued to contribute the highest number of fresh infections, followed by Imphal East district with 25 cases.
A sharp rise of fresh infections in Churachandpur and Jiribam districts reported with 21 and nine respectively. Remaining districts below five-mark.
On the other hand, as many as 6560 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Monday, taking the cumulative number of doses of the vaccine administered in the state to 23,56,145.
Of this total, 13,45,049 were first doses while the remaining 10,10,506 second doses, the Health department said.