IMPHAL: The COVID-19 related toll in the state rose to 57 in Manipur after two male patients died on Sunday.
According to an official report, two males aged 67 and 53, both from Imphal East district, expired at JNIMS hospital.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 cases of the state also rose to 8,894 as 170 more new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours (till 5pm of September 20).
Of the 170 newly confirmed cases, only two are personnel of Central security forces and of the 167 from the general populace, 163 of them got infected by contagion without any travel history.
Among them, 2070 including 315 Central security personnel are active cases as the recovered count rose to 6767 after 44 patients were discharged after recovering from the viral infection in the past 24 hours. The state’s recovery rate stands at 76.08%.