Mnp witnesses highest COVID death toll in a day: 10 deaths

Correspondent IMPHAL, NOV 29 | Publish Date: 11/29/2020 11:55:31 AM IST
Manipur on Sunday reported 10 fatalities caused by the novel coronavirus – the highest single-day death toll ever since the pandemic started earlier this year.
Including the 10 deaths in the last 24 hours, the virus has claimed 273 lives in the state where the situation is worsening with daily casualty reports in the last two months.
Until Sunday, nine was the biggest single-day death reported in the state. On November 2 last, the state recorded nine deaths in a span of 24 hours.
The state recorded six to seven deaths in a day for the last four days, indicating worsening situation of the pandemic even as a slight decline of people exposed to infections to pandemic reported in the last few days.
Of the 10 new COVID-19 fatalities, one was a woman of 62 years and the rest were men ranging from 30 to 90 years.
As per the daily report of the state health department, four deaths were from Imphal West, three from Imphal East and one each from Ukhrul, Bishnupur, and Kangpokpi.  
Over the last 24 hours, 161 more people tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of active cases to 3,236 and the overall number of people in Manipur exposed to the infection since the beginning of the pandemic in March this year to 24,910.
Meanwhile, recoveries increased to 21,401 since yesterday as the state recorded 198 more recoveries. The recovery rate of the state stood at 85.91%.
Imphal West district, one of the twin capital districts where 69 new cases were reported on Sunday continued to be the worst hit district of the state.
The district now has a total of 7,815 people exposed to the infection. With 4,921 infections, Imphal East district continued to be the second most hit district of the state.
Meanwhile, the total number of samples tested so far in the state reached 4,18,298. The number included 2,407 samples tested over the last 24 hours.

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