Manipur witnesses huge COVID-19 surge: 130 fresh cases in the past 24 hours

Manipur has reported 130 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily spike since January this year, and two deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health department said on Saturday.

The 130 new cases took the overall infection tally of the state to 30,281 and the two deaths pushed the fatality tally to 383.

Even as 13 discharged on Saturday took the recovery tally to 29,193, the number of active cases surged to 705 as the state registered a steady increase in the new infection in the last around three weeks.
The recovery rate further dropped to 96.40 per cent, the health department said.

According to a press release of the COVID-19 Common Control Room, the 130 persons including three CAPF personnel were confirmed as new COVID-19 cases as test results of 1,232 samples were received during the past 24 hours.

A total of 6,02,832 samples have been tested in the state so far.

Of the 127 new cases from the general population, two were air passengers who tested on their arrival at Imphal Airport. A total of 18 air passengers were tested today, the Health department said.

Among the new cases 73 were reported in Imphal West 23 in Imphal East, 30 in Kakching district, seven cases in Bishnupur, five each in Ukhrul and Chandel districts, three in Kangpokpi and two each in Thoubal and Churachandpur districts.

The two deaths reported in the past 24 hours were a 46-year-old woman from Imphal West and 63-year-old man from Imphal East district.

On the other hand, the total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the state reached 12,37,720 on Saturday, the data saw.

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