Manipur recorded its highest ever single-day spike of 726 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 new fatalities in the past 24 hours. With this update, the COVID-19 infection tally in Manipur has climbed to 38,322 and the death toll due to viral disease rose to 552. This information was given by the Health department on Friday.
The number of active cases of the disease also rose to 5,898 while 381 patients have been discharged taking the recovery. The recovery rate dropped further to 83.16% against the previous day’s 83.76%.
Among the 16 fatalities, six were females and a maximum of nine casualties were registered in Imphal West district where the highest number of 290 fresh positive cases were also reported. The second worst affected Imphal East reported four deaths with 192 fresh cases. Two patients succumbed to COVID-19 complication in Bishnupur where 57 new infections were recorded and one in Churachandpur where 49 new cases were reported.
Even as no casualty was registered in the last 24 hours, 33 new cases were reported in Kakching, nine in Ukhrul district, 11 each in Senapati and Noney, five each in Chandel and Kangpokpi, four in Tamenglong and two in Jiribam district.
Meanwhile, with the state getting ready to start vaccination of people of age ranging from 18 to 44, the directorate of family welfare services has allocated a total of 7,500 doses to the districts.
An official source said that the directorate has allocated 900 doses in Imphal West, 900 doses in Imphal East, 600 doses each in Thoubal, Bishnupur, Kakching, Ukhrul and Churachandpur, 300 doses each in Jiribam, Chandel, Tengnoupal, Kamjong, Senapati, Kangpokpi, Tamenglong, Noney and Pherzawl.
The deferred Covid vaccination programme for the age group of 18-44 years in the state which was deferred following non-arrival of the vaccine ordered by the state government will be commenced from May 17, as informed by the state chief minister today.
The programme was supposed to roll out on May 1 last. However, it was deferred owing to the non-availability of the vaccine.