With only 11 fresh cases of COVID-19 detected in a span of 24 hours, Manipur on Monday registered the lowest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in the last six months.
The first COVID-19 case in the state was reported on March 24, 2020 and the number of cases gradually rose after many people returned from outside the state following the nationwide COVID-19 induced lockdown. The situation worsened with the local transmission starting around June last year and since then the state witnessed new cases among the general populace above 50-mark daily.
Until August 31, 2020, the number of local transmitted cases registered in the state was 2,787.
With the number of locally transmitted cases gradually increasing with 100 and above daily surge in the new cases, the maximum number of positive cases were reported during the months of September, October and November. However, against the experts’ fear of increasing the number of positive cases of COVID-19 with the onset of winter, the daily surge in the new cases declined steadily since the first week of December, reporting below 100-mark.
And, since January 10, 2021, the state has been recording below 50-mark in the new cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the 11 new cases reported in the past 24 hours (till 5pm of January 18), all from the general populace, took the total infection tally of the state to 28,867, according to the daily report of the Manipur Health department.
With the discharge of 58 patients during the same period, a total of 28,205 persons have recovered from the new novel coronavirus, reducing the total number of active cases to 296.
The recovery rate of the state stood improved to 97.70% on Monday, the Health department report stated.
Meanwhile, as per a press release of the COVID-19 Common Control Room, the fresh positive cases detected in the last 24 hours were: four from Bishnupur, three each from Imphal West and Imphal East and one from Thoubal.
All necessary medical precautionary measures including containment and contact tracing are in place, the press release also said.
Meanwhile, no COVID-19 related fatalities were reported from any part of the state on Monday. As such, the cumulative number of deaths stood at 366, it added.