Manipur on Friday recorded a grim milestone as Covid-19 cases tally in the state crossed the 1.24-lakh mark.
The caseload stood at 1,24,001 after the state registered 44 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. With three deaths, the toll climbed to 1,930.
A slight increase in the number of Covid-19 active cases in the state as only 32 patients were discharged upon recovery as opposed to the 44 fresh cases reported in the past 24 hours.
The number of active cases was 704 on Thursday. However, it was increased to 713 on Friday.
The 32 discharged took the total recovery count of the state to 1,21,358. This is 97.87% of the total infections.
A total of 1,275 samples were tested on the day and the positivity rate of the day is 3.5%. The state has tested 13,75,221 samples so far.
The three fresh deaths were reported in Imphal East, Ukhrul and Tamenglong. None of them had the vaccine against COVID-19 while two of them had the comorbidities, the Health department said, in its latest bulletin.
Of the 44 fresh cases, the worst affected Imphal West district alone shared 31 cases while Imphal East, the second worst affected district, contributed eight new cases.
Of the14 remaining districts, 10 districts reported no new cases while three districts reported only one case each and two new cases in one district (Tamenglong).
Being a holiday on account of Diwali, only 2,240 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Thursday. Adding this, the cumulative number of doses of the vaccine administered in the state rose to 19,99,539.
Of these total, 12,52,251 were first doses while the remaining 7,47,288 second doses, the Health department said.