Manipur reported COVID-19 related deaths below 10-mark after recording above the 10-mark continuously for 29 days even as the infection caseload crossed 54000-mark on Saturday.
After the second wave hit the state in the last week of March this year, the state has been witnessing daily COVID-19 related deaths above 10-mark continuously since May 8, the day coincided with the imposition of curfew in seven most affected districts of the state.
The state has also recorded the highest single-day deaths of 23 on May 12 last.
As per the Health department, 9 nine patients succumbed to COVID-19 related complications in the past 24 hours, taking the fatality toll to 872 on Saturday.
As confirmed by the State Level Covid-19 Deaths Audit Committee, four of the nine deaths were reported from Imphal East district, three from Imphal West and one each from Bishnupur and Kakching districts.
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Meanwhile, 717 fresh positive cases reported in the last 24 hours took the overall COVID-19 infection caseload of the state to 54,407 including 3,765 Central security personnel.
A slight decline in the active case was also reported in the state as 740 patients were discharged upon recovery today against the 717 fresh infections.
Now, the state’s active cases stood at 9,016 against the previous day’s 9,048.
The recovery tally rose to 44,519, out of which 3,752 were Central security personnel. The recovery rate of the state was 81.82% compared to the previous day’s 81.54%.
Of the 717 fresh cases registered in the last 24 hours, two were personnel of CAPF.
The worst affected Imphal West district where an aggressive mass testing is in progress continued to register the highest number of daily infections with 245, followed by second worst affected Imphal East with 141.
Among other districts, Churachandpur, Thoubal, Kakching and Bishnupur districts continued to detect higher numbers of new infections with 97, 84, 47 and 41.
Though the number is not so high compared to these districts, an upward trend in the new infections continued to be reported in Chandel and Tamenglong with 23 and 12 new cases.
In Senapati, nine new cases were recorded even as only five cases were reported in Kangpokpi, three in Noney and one each in Kamjong and Tengnoupal districts.
Of the 740 patients who were discharged upon recovery today, 546 were from home isolations, 19 from hospitals with 14 from RIMS and five from JNIMS. The rest 175 were discharged from Covid care facilities, the health department said.