Manipur’s COVID-19 death toll rise to 306

Correspondent IMPHAL, Dec 6 | Publish Date: 12/6/2020 12:44:54 PM IST

Even as there is a  slight decline in the single-day caseload in the last few days, casualty due to COVID-19 related illness in Manipur crossed 300-mark on Sunday.

People diagnosed with the contagious virus also crossed 26,000-mark as shown by the daily update report of the COVID-19 Common Control Room of Manipur government. The state registered seven deaths of patients infected with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s death toll to 306, COVID-19 the control room said in a statement today. Of the seven deaths, two were females of ages 67 and 58 years, while the rest were males ranging from 29 to 87 years. Five of them (three from Imphal West and two from Imphal East) were from the worst affected twin capital district of the state, as per the statement.

In the previous day, four people infected with the coronavirus died in hospitals in Imphal. The state was registering the deaths of patients diagnosed with the virus everyday in the last around two months. With 216 more people including 26 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) diagnosed with the viral infection over the last 24 hours (till 4 pm of December 6), the overall infection tally of the state also rose to 26,073 including 3,181 CAPF personnel on Sunday. The number of active cases was 2,919 which included 262 CAPF personnel. The recovery rate of the state stood at 87.63% which is much below the national recovery rate of 96.37%.


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