Manipur records highest single day spike with 847 fresh COVID-19 cases

Senapati district registered a sudden jump in the daily spike with 147 surpassing the second worst affected Imphal East district (146).

Manipur recorded the highest single day spike with 847 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. This update made the COVID-19 caseload of Manipur to 46,298.With 10 more patients succumbing to COVID-19 related complications in the last 24 hours, the state’s COVID-19 fatality toll rose to 730.

At the same time, 379 discharges took the recovery tally of the state to 38,325, leaving 7,243 active cases with 82.77% recovery rate.

The Health department, in its daily report updated on Wednesday at 5 pm, stated that 825 persons from the general population and 22 personnel from Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were confirmed as new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

They were tested positive out of 4,075 samples tested at different laboratories across the state in the last 24 hours. Adding this figure, the state has tested as many as 6,92,880 samples so far.

Even as Imphal West district continued to register a maximum number of fresh cases with 301, Senapati district registered a sudden jump in the daily spike with 147 surpassing the second worst affected Imphal East district (146). 

Among other districts, Thoubal (37), Bishnupur (56), Kakching (50), Churachandpur (23), Tamenglong (21) and Jiribam (12) recorded increase in the daily infections, remaining districts reported below 10-mark or nil.

Of the 10 deaths reported across the state in the last 24 hours, four each were from Imphal East and Imphal West while one each from Bishnupur and Kangpokpi districts.

The report of the state Health department saw discharge of 379 patients upon recovery in the last 24 hours. The discharges included four CAPF personnel, 303 patients from home isolation.

Meanwhile, in its efforts to ensure adequate availability of medical oxygen in all the health care centres, the state health department provided a total of 1539 D-type oxygen cylinders and 542 B-type oxygen cylinders to different healthcare institutions and facilities.

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