COVID-19 claims five-year-old boy in Mnp

Correspondent IMPHAL, APR 8 | Publish Date: 4/8/2021 1:22:37 PM IST
After a gap of almost a half month, Manipur recorded one COVID-19 death amidst the gradually upward trend of fresh cases.
A five-year-old boy from Bishnupur district was the latest victim of the coronavirus. He expired at a private hospital in Imphal where he was admitted for medical treatment.
With the latest fatality, the cumulative number of COVID-19 fatality in the state stood at 375 on Thursday.
The death of the minor boy was at a time of a gradual upward trend in the daily caseload. State’s daily COVID-19 cases had fizzled down to single digits in the last three months. 
State health department in its daily update report said that 15 fresh positive cases were recorded in the state in the past 24 hours, taking the overall infection caseload to 29,463. 
Among the fresh cases, five were air passengers who were diagnosed with the viral disease when tested upon arrival at Imphal Airport. 
Manipur tested all air passengers upon arrival at Imphal airport around a month ago in the backdrop of a second wave in some states of the country. 
So far, 2,656 passengers including 102 tested today were subjected to Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) . Including the five cases today, 44 persons have been diagnosed with the viral disease.
The report of the state health department said that 15 persons including one Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel were confirmed as new COVID-19 cases in the state in the past 24 hours.
Of the 14 from among the general populace, four each were from Bishnupur and Jiribam while three each were from Imphal We
st and Imphal East and one from Churachandpur. 
The recovery tally of the state also rose to 29,001 as three patients were discharged upon recovery in the past 24 hours, leaving 87as active cases. The recovery rate of the state stood at 98.43%. 
On the other hand, with 961 people vaccinated on Wednesday, the total number of people who received vaccines against COVID-19 in the state rose to 90,551. The number included 31,813 healthcare workers. 

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