The COVID-19 related death toll in Manipur reached 390 on Monday with the state witnessing the highest single-day deaths of five since the second wave of the pandemic hit in the state in the last week of March.
The state also witnessed 146 new positive cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day daily spike of the year 2021, the latest report of the Health department updated at 5 pm on Monday saw.
With the five casualties over the past 24 hours took COVID-19 related fatality tally of the state to 390. Adding the new infections, the overall caseload of the state also rose to 30,567.
The overall caseload included 910 active cases and 29,267 recoveries. The recovery tally included 36 patients who were discharged upon recuperation from the disease on Monday.
The recovery rate dropped further to 95.74% against the previous day’s 96.08%.
The 146 new infections including five CAPF personnel were detected during testing of 1,088 samples during the past 24 hours. The state has tested a total of 6,05,708 so far.
Among the districts of the state, the twin capital districts are the worst hit ones as 70 of the 146 new cases were from Imphal West and 42 from Imphal East district.
Ukhrul district reported 11 fresh infections, five in Kakching, four each in Thoubal, Bishnupur and Kangpokpi and one from Chandel district.
Of the five casualties, one was a female of 53 years old from Thoubal district while among the rest males casualties, two were from Imphal East and one each from Imphal West and Churachandpur districts.