Manipur reported six COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours (till 4pm of November 18), taking the fatality tally to 231.
Six persons, aged 75 years female from Imphal West, 56 years male from Imphal East, 75 years-female from Thoubal, 52 years male, 77 years male and 27 years male from Imphal East died in the last 24 hours due to the viral infection. With this, the total number of COVID-19 related deaths rose to 231 on Wednesday, as per a press release of COVID-19 Common Control Room.
Meanwhile, only 110 fresh cases of COBVID-19 including three Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel were confirmed during the same period which is a slight decline in the single-day infection record of the state.
Manipur has been reporting the decline in the detection of fresh cases of the disease in the last few days. This may be due to testing of less number of samples.
Earlier, the state used to test above 2500 samples daily. However, the number of sample testing declined below 2000 samples in the last few days.
The press release of the COVID-19 Common Control Room showed that detection of maximum number of fresh positive cases of COVID-19 in Imphal West and Imphal East districts, the worst among the 16 districts of the state.
Of the 107 fresh positive cases of the disease detected among the general population in the last 24 hours, 37 are from Imphal West and 16 from Imphal East. Of the rest, seven are from Thoubal, six from Bishnupur, 15 from Kakching, two from Ukhrul, nine from Tamenglong, three each from Churachandpur and Kangpokpi, six from Chandel and one each from Tengnoupal, Jiribam and Senapati.
All the fresh cases are categorised as locally transmitted cases as none of them has any significant travel history in the recent time.
Meanwhile, the recovery tally of COVID-19 cases of the state rose to 19,259 as 194 more patients were discharged on Wednesday.
The recovered cases included 16,556 from the general population and 2,703 from the CAPF. The recovery rate of the state stood 86.29 per cent on Wednesday.
A total of 2,828 active cases of COVID-19 which included 2,618 from the general population and 210 CAPF personnel were being treated at different COVID care facilities across the state.