Imphal: Manipur recorded 10 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours leading up to 5:00 pm of Wednesday, equaling the highest number of deaths the state recorded last year on November 30.
During the same period, the state also saw 397 new cases (377 from the general population and 20 from CAPF) and 1221 recoveries, as per an official release from the Covid-19 Common Control Room.
The 10 persons who succumbed to the deadly 2nd wave of the pandemic include a 78-year-old male from Kangpokpi and a 70-year-old male from Imphal East who expired at Shija Hospital. A 72yrs, male from Imphal West, a 67 yrs, female from Imphal East and a 72 yrs, male from Imphal West who expired at Bal Bhavan. A 60 yrs, female from Kangpokpi who expired at District Hospital Kangpokpi and a 48 yrs, female from Churachandpur who expired at District Hospital Churachandpur. A 42 yrs, female from Imphal West and a 75 yrs, female from Imphal East who expired at RIMS and a 56 yrs, male from Imphal West who expired at JNIMS. The cumulative death toll due to the pandemic in the state as on Wednesday stands at 434.
Of the 377persons (192 males and 185 females) who tested positive from the general population, 187 of them are from Imphal West, 69 are from Imphal East, 28 are form Kakching, 17 form Kangpokpi, 15 from Senapati, 13 of them belong to Churachandpur, 12 are from Bishnupur, 11 each from Tamenglong and Ukhrul, 10 from Thoubal and 2 each from Jribam and Chandel.
The 121 recoveries include 106 from home isolation, 8 from SHRI, 6 from RIMS and 1 from CAPF.. The recovery rate drops further to 90.73%.
The cumulative number of positive cases now stands at 33,353 (General Population — 29,747 and Central Security Personnel — 3,606). The cumulative number of recovered cases is 30,262 (General Population — 26,795 CAPF— 3,467). The number of active cases is 2657 (general population 2523 CAPF 134).
Meanwhile, the Health Department has instructed air passengers who travelled to the state on May 8 by Air India Flight AI-3713 in rows 12 – 18, to inform Covid Common Control Room 1800343818 or respective District Surveillance Officer (DSO).
The official release also informed that in the last 24 hours, a total of 821 D type oxygen cylinders and 323 B type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur.
The official release further advised all persons above the age of 45 years to get vaccinated immediately at vaccine centres of RIMS, JNIMS, district hospitals, CHCs, PHCs, and select private hospitals.