With an addition of 330 new COVID-19 cases, Manipur’s caseload of the disease crossed the 40,000-mark on Monday.
Further, the death toll due to COVID-19 complications is also inching to 600-mark with 14 fresh fatalities that pushed the death toll to 592 in the state, according to the state Health department data updated at 5 pm on Monday.
The Health department reported 330 fresh positive cases including three personnel of the Central security forces in the past 24 hours, the lowest single-day spike since the Manipur government ordered complete curfew to break the infection chain imposed in the seven districts of the state on May 7 last.
Except on May 8, the 442 infections were recorded, the entire nine days of curfew, the state witnessed a daily spike above 500-mark with highest single-day spike of 730 on May 15.
The 330 fresh positive cases pushed the infection tally of the state to 40,059. The tally included 33,129 recoveries, 6,338 active cases and 592 casualties.
The recovery tally included 455 patients who were discharged upon recovery today, showing a slight improvement in the recovery rate which stood at 82.72 % against previous day’s 82.24%.
The total number of active cases in the state stood at 6,338.
During the period under report, 14 persons including four females succumbed to the viral disease and of them nine were reported in Imphal West district and five in Imphal East district.
Of the 327 fresh infections from the general population reported today, 127 are from Imphal West, 85 from Imphal East, 28 from Thoubal, 30 from Bishnupur, 21 from Kakching, seven from Ukhrul, eight from Churachandpur, three from Chandel, seven from Senapati, six from Tamenglong, three from Noney and one each from Kamjong and Jiribam.
On Monday, the state tested 2,548 samples, taking the total number of samples so far tested in the state to 6,63,079.
Meanwhile, the state on Monday launched the vaccination drive for 18-44 years olds in all the districts. The number of people vaccinated in the state reached 30,9,896 on Monday.