Manipur records 39 fresh cases of COVID-19

Seventeen of the 36 fresh positive cases from the general populace were from Imphal West, eight from Imphal East, four from Bishnupur district, two from Kakching and one each from Thoubal, Tengnoupal, Churachandpur, Chandel and Kangpokpi districts.

Manipur recorded 39 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 

Adding the fresh positive cases of the disease, the state’s overall infection tally rose to 29,649 on Saturday. The tally included 29,083 recoveries.

The number of active cases stood at 190 and the recovery rate of the state dropped to 98.09%.
In the past 24 hours, 36 persons from the general population and three personnel of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were confirmed as new COVID-19 cases, said the state Health department on Saturday.

Seventeen of the 36 fresh positive cases from the general populace were from Imphal West, eight from Imphal East, four from Bishnupur district, two from Kakching and one each from Thoubal, Tengnoupal, Churachandpur, Chandel and Kangpokpi districts, it added.

There is no report of death in the past 24 hour. The cumulative number of deaths remained at 376, the health department added.

A total of 14 patients were discharged after they recovered from the viral disease, it said, and added that two of the recoveries were CAPF personnel.

With test results of 1,157 received today, a total of 5,92,588 samples were tested in the state so far.
Meanwhile, after the state chief secretary announced night curfew across the state, district magistrates have promulgated sub-section 2 of section 144 of CrPF 1973 in their respective districts, implementing the order of the state government issued on Friday.

As per the orders promulgating the curfew, people are prohibited from moving out from their respective residences from 8 pm to 4 am every day until further order is issued in this regard.

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in Manipur, the state government on Friday ordered night curfew between 8 pm and 4 am.

In the backdrop of gradual rise in the daily caseload of COVID-19 in the state and considering the exponentially increase positive cases in the last fortnight in the country, state chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar who is also the chairman of the State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management Authority ordered imposition of night curfew in the state on Friday.

The night curfew was necessitated to reduce unnecessary movement and intermingling of people in the wake of exponentially increased infections in the last fortnight, the order had stated.

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