For the first time since the COVID-19 second wave hit the state, the number of Manipur’s recovered cases exceeded the new positive cases of the disease by 20 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health department. It then said that 15 more people have died in the same period in the state due to COVID-19 related complications.
With 656 new infections, the state’s caseload crossed a 42,000-mark on Friday while the death toll has reached 661. The infection caseload of the state has reached 42,505. It included 6,298 active cases and 35,606 recovered cases. The recovery rate of the state improved to 83.65% compared to the previous day’s 81.98%.
While Imphal West alone recorded 11 deaths, Imphal East and Kangpokpi reported two each, according to the latest daily update report of the state Health department.
This is the 16th consecutive day in which the state recorded daily death cases of above 10-mark with 23 deaths recorded on May 19.
Among the fresh cases, two were personnel of the Central security forces, taking the total number of infections among the CAPF in the state to 3,719. As 3,577 of them were recovered, there were 137 active cases.
Of the 654 fresh infections from the general population, 288 were from Imphal West, 157 from Imphal East, 39 from Bishnupur, 12 from Thoubal, 45 from Kakching, 11 from Ukhrul, seven from Churachandpur, eight from Chandel, three from Tamenglong, 11 from Kangpokpi and one from Tengnoupal district.
With 3,157 samples tested during the past 24 hours, the overall samples so far tested in the state reached 6,75,645.
Meanwhile, the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the state also reached 3,35,396 as per the latest report available at the state Health department.