UT News Service | IMPHAL, Aug 21: Amid the surging cases of locally contracted cases of COVID-19 in Manipur, the coronavirus related death toll in the state also rose to 20 after two more persons died in the past 48 hours. Both the deceased persons were from Imphal West district.
One of them was a 73-year-old businessman while the other was a 60-year-old man. The businessman died on Thursday (August 20) at his home before he was shifted to a Covid care facility for medical treatment after he was infected by the contagion. His test result was received on the previous day (August 19) where swab samples of his and other family members were subjected to test for the virus.
Regarding the the 60-year-old man’s case, he died at JNIMS hospital where he was admitted after suffering from fever, SOB and Diarrhoea Thursday evening (August 20). He was found positive for the virus during a test.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has increased to 5049 as 124 fresh cases were detected during testing of 2,452 samples in the last 24 hours (from 5 pm of August 20 till 5 pm of August 21). Among the new cases, 98 are from the general population and 26 are personnel of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). Again, out of the 98 new cases from the general populace, 97 were locally contracted cases as they have no significant travel history.
The report then said that 50 of the locally contracted cases are from Imphal West district, 26 from Imphal East, eight from Chandel, five each from Churachandpur and Thoubal districts and one from Tamenglong district.
Meanwhile, out of the total 5049 COVID-19 cases, 1768 are active cases and 3261 are recovered cases. The report also said that 259 persons were discharged on Friday. The recovered cases included 2744 from the general population and 517 from the CAPF. The report also said that the recovery rate of Manipur stands at 64.58% percent on Friday.
Manipur has tested so far 1,25,230 samples.