For the first time after eight months, Manipur recorded the lowest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases, with only one positive case detected during the past 24 hours.
It can be noted here that the state recorded a spiral increase in the number of positive cases since August 2020 even as the first COVID-19 positive case was registered on March 24, 2020 and local transmission in June of the same year. By doing so, the state recorded the highest single-day spike of corona virus on October 17, 2020 with 426 cases in a span of 24 hours. Manipur then witnessed gradual decline in the daily spike since November last and further drop below 50-mark since the first week of January this year.
Detection of two cases in single-day which were reported on two occasions continued to be the lowest single-day spike, the latest one being on Sunday. Only one person was tested positive in the last 24 hours (till 5pm of March 1), taking the total number of COVID-19 infections in the state to 29,274. The tally included 28,871 recoveries as 13 more patients were discharged after they recovered from the viral infection on Monday. The active case declined to 30 and the recovery rate stood at 98.62%.
Meanwhile, the only fresh case of the disease was detected from Kakching district, said the daily update report of the state Health Department.
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No COVID-19 related death was reported in the state on Monday for the 21 consecutive days and the fatality toll remained at 373, it stated.
Meanwhile, with 3,482 vaccinated on Monday, the total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the state reached 52,327. The overall number of beneficiaries included 29,760 healthcare workers, the state Health Department stated.
The state Health department then informed that there were no reports of severe reactions or allergies following the immunization except 47 mild reactions. All of them have fully recovered, it added.