Manipur’s COVID-19 fatality tally is nearing 300-mark on Saturday. The number of COVID-19 cases also closed to 26,000-mark.
Saturday’s daily status report of the COVID-19 Common Control Room of the state government saw four COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, while the total number of fatalities has reached 299 in the state.
The overall infection tally of the state also increased to 25,857 on Saturday as 166 more persons, including nine Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, were detected as fresh positive cases.
The overall tally included 2,903 active cases as the recovered tally increased to 22,655 with the discharge of 210 including 138 from home isolation during the last 24 hours.
The state’s recovery rate stood at 87.61%, the update report showed.
Out of the new 157 positive cases from the general population included 64 from Imphal East, 47 from Imphal West, 16 from Bishnupur, seven from Thoubal, five from Noney, four from Kakching, three each from Tamenglong, Senapati, Churachandpur and Jiribam, and two from Ukhrul.
The all the fresh cases were categorised as locally transmitted cases as they have no any significant travel history.
While releasing the COVID-19 update, the state health department advised those people who are in contact with a COVID-19 positive person to isolate themselves and informed 24×7 Covid Common Control Room number-1800-345-3818 in case of emergency.