Covid-19 claims 16 lives, infects 677

Imphal: Sixteen died of Covid-19 that infected 677 more persons in 24 hours in Manipur; 399 Covid patients recovered.

Of the death cases nine belonged to Imphal West, two belonged to Churachandpur, one each to Bishnupur, Imphal East, Ukhrul, Thoubal and Senapati.

The positive cases belonged to Imphal East (159), Imphal West (263), Thoubal (33), Bishnupur (24), Kakching (71), Ukhrul (2), Churachandpur (70), Chandel (5), Senapati (5), Tamenglong (12), Tengnoupal (2), Kangpokpi (17), CAPF (12) and Kamjong (2).

All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, Manipur Covid-19 common control room said on Sunday.

It said 399 Covid patients were discharged from CAPF (9), Home Isolator (292), RIMS (10), RD Wing (9), BB (17), NSU (15), SHRI (15), Bishnupur (9), Kakching (3), Churachandpur (13), Jiribam (2) and Ukhrul (5).

The cumulative number of deaths is 578, positive cases is 39,729 and the number of active cases is 6477. The recovery rate is 82.24 percent, the control room said.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 1488 D-type oxygen cylinders and 568 B-type oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur, it added.

As per the latest information 309596 persons have been vaccinated.

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