Imphal: With 1,104 fresh infections, Manipur on Wednesday recorded highest ever coronavirus diseases (Covid-19) cases, breaking its own previous daily spikes, pushing the cumulative tally to 60,521 cases, officials said.
This is the highest ever cases within a day the state has seen from the start of the pandemic.
In the last 24 hours, the deaths also shot up after 17 fatalities were recorded. A total of 1,326 people have succumbed to the infection so far, according to the health bulletin.
With the fresh jump of 1,104 cases, the active case tally in the state rose to 8210.
A total of 583 persons were either discharged or recovered from the disease during the past 24 hours. With the total cumulative number of recovered cases is 70,985. The recovery rate is 88.15 per cent.
The positivity rate—the proportion of samples that test positive—in the state also spiked and was logged at 14.62 %, a slight decrease from 16.04 % a day earlier. Authorities also ramped up the testing and conducted 7,594 tests in the last 24 hours. Out of the tests conducted, 7066 were RT-PCR/TrueNat tests and 528 were Rapid antigen.
The positivity rate in Manipur is far higher than the national average which hovered around 3 per cent for the last 23 days. It currently stands at 2.10 per cent.
Among the 17 deaths, four each were reported from Imphal West and Churachandpur, three each from Imphal East and Bishnupur, one each was reported from Thoubal, Kakching and Tengnoupal district.
On Wednesday, a total of 31,086 beneficiaries were administered with Covid vaccines. The cumulative doses is 92,1729(1st dose: 822355 and 2nd dose: 99,374).
The number of patients on Wednesday admitted/adjusted against available bed strengths in different treatment facilities in the state are RIMS (213/224), JNIMS (231/286), I Land Hospital (30/60), District Covid Facilities (140/332), FSF (29/30), Private Covid Hospitals (227/360) and CCCs (1417/2946). The grand total of admitted patients is 2287 and number of beds available is1951.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a Covid review meeting with the chief ministers of northeastern states and asked people to continue following Covid norms to stop the onset of a third wave.
It’s a matter of concern, that people are travelling without face masks at hill stations & market places. It is true that tourism, business and business have been greatly affected due to Corona. But today I will say very emphatically that it is not okay to have huge crowds in hill stations, markets without wearing masks, the Prime Minister remarked.
He also said that to combat the possible third wave of Covid-19, we need to continue to accelerate the vaccination process.