By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 18 : A marginal drop from the four figure spike of the last four days, but still on the higher side of the 900 plus figure as well as a corresponding dip in the daily positivity rate when compared to the last two days, is how the Covid situation panned out on the first day of the 10 days total curfew which came into force today.
The COVID-19 Common Control Room in a statement today said that Manipur logged 963 new cases including 506 women. No security personnel tested positive in the last 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate continues to be above the 15 percent mark with the last 24 hours reporting a rate of 15.6 percent.
Along with the spike by 963 new cases, Manipur also reported 11 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The 11 people who passed away due to the virus belonged to Imphal West (3), Imphal East (3), Bishnupur (2), Kakching (1) and Chandel (2). The cumulative number of deaths has now gone up to 1376.
The 963 new cases were detected at RIMS (22), JNIMS (38), District Hospitals (694) and other testing centres (209).
The positive cases were reported from Imphal East (201), Imphal West (268), Thoubal (81), Bishnupur (107), Kakching (87), Ukhrul (3), Churachandpur (110), Chandel (33), Senapati (9), Tamenglong (15), Jiribam (7), Pherzawl (1), Noney (4), Kamjong (3) and Kangpokpi (34).
With the addition of 963 new cases, the cumulative figure of positive cases in Manipur has gone up to 84,822 including 3937 Central security personnel.
The number of active cases is now 9676.
On the other hand 723 persons were discharged during the last 24 hours from home isolation (295), RIMS (18), JNIMS (24), CCCs (168) and CHICs (218).
The cumulative number of recovered cases is now 73,770 including 3846 Central security personnel and the recovery rate stands at 86.97 percent.
The COVID-19 Common Control Room also informed that on July 17, a total of 25,769 people received their vaccination shots to take the total number of doses administered to 10,36,124. Out of this the number of people who have received their second dose is 1,13,277.
As on July 17, the number of patients admitted/adjusted against available bed strengths in the different health centres are RIMS (218/224), JNIMS (238/286), I Land Hospital (39/60), District Covid facilities (159/347), MSF (25/30), Private Covid hospitals (235/310) and CCCs (1553/2946). The grand total of admitted patients is 2467 and the number of beds available is 1736.
A total of 2320 D Type Oxygen cylinders and 358 B Type Oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health centres across the State in the last 24 hours.