Imphal: Manipur saw an exponential spike of 600 positive cases (276 general population, 24 CAPF) and two deaths in the last 24 hours leading up to 5:00 pm of Friday. During the same period, there were also 83 recoveries, as per an official release from the Covid-19 Common Control Room.
The two persons who succumbed to the pandemic Friday are a 47-year-old male from Kakching and a 65-year-old female resident of Imphal East, both of whom expired at JNIMS. The cumulative death toll in the stands now stands at 449.
Of the 576 persons (367 males and 269 females) from the general population who tested positive from the general population, 208 of them are from Imphal West, 166 are from Imphal East, 40 from Thoubal, 34 are from Churachandpur, 33 from Bishnupur, 22 from Ukhrul, 19 from Tamenglong, 18 from Kakching 17 from Senapati, 7 from Chandel, 6 from Noney, 3 from Kangpokpi, 2 from Kamjong and 1 from Tengnoupal.
The 83 recoveries include 53 from home isolation, 13 from Rd Wing, 2 from CCCBB and 1 each from JNIMS, District Hospital Churachandpur and SHRI. The recovery rate in the state is now down to 88.48%.
The cumulative number of positive cases now stands at 34,333 (General Population — 30,685 and Central Security Personnel — 3,648). The cumulative number of recovered cases is 30,378 (General Population — 26,911 CAPF— 3,467). The number of active cases is 3506 (general population 3330 CAPF 176).
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 762 D type oxygen cylinders and 192 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.