Manipur records highest single-day spike of 824 new Covid cases
Imphal, May 25 (EMN): Manipur recorded this year’s highest single-day spike of 824 new Covid-19 positive cases on Tuesday, taking the state’s tally to 45,451. Meanwhile, the total number of active cases is 6,785, according to a press release.
The new positive cases were detected from 14 districts in the state and maximum numbers of cases were reported from Imphal West (361), Imphal East (168) and Kakching (92) districts as per the release of the Health department.
On the other hand, Manipur reported total fatalities of 15 Covid-19 patients, taking the state’s Covid-19 death toll to 720. The deceased, which includes six females from Imphal West (9), Imphal West (three), Bishnupur (one), Kakching (one) and Thoubal (one) districts, expired at five health care centres in the state, the release said.
So far, 37,946 persons including 468 in the last 24 hours have recovered while the recovery rate declined to 83.48 percent.
As of Tuesday, 6, 77,478 persons were screened at the entry points of the state while 6, 88,805 persons (including 3,788 persons in the last 24 hours) were tested for Covid-19 at various testing centres in the state.
Meanwhile, Manipur police detained 237 persons across the state for violating health protocols and released them after a warning. An amount of INR 78,100 was also collected as fine.
The state has so far given 3, 52,651 anti-Covid jabs to the residents. Till date, 79,851 healthcare workers and frontline workers received the second dose of vaccine.
The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated with the first dose of Covishield vaccine is 37,709 while 24,539 of them got the second dose of vaccines, the state health department officials said.
So far, 86,356 frontline workers received the first dose while 49,282 got the second dose of Covishield in the state.