By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jun 29 : In a disturbing turn of event, the number of active Covid cases in Manipur has mounted to 18 as five persons from Imphal West and one from Imphal East tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.
The State also witnessed a spike in single day positivity rate from 3.1 per cent (updated on June 28) to 7.5 per cent in the last 24 hours as six out of 80 samples sent for confirmation returned positive.
Though the overall single day positivity rate was below the double digit mark, the same is considerably high when narrowed down to district level as Imphal West reported a positivity rate as high as 17.9 per cent.
It may be recalled that that State was declared a Covid free State after a gap of 26 months on May 20 last and as such this uptick in active cases indicates that there were instances of undetected Covid transmission at some point of time in the past few weeks.
As per the COVID-19 Common Control Room, all the six fresh Covid cases were confirmed at other testing centres.
With this figure, the number of cumulative Covid cases has risen to 1,37,266 including 5,014 CAPF personnel while the recovered cases stands at 1,35,128 as four persons were discharged from Home Isolation today.
The recovery rate is 98.44 per cent.
Yesterday, the State distributed 103 D -type and 7 B type oxygen cylinders to different health care facilities.
As per the bulletin, none of the Covid beds at JNIMS (14) and RIMS (47) are occupied.
At least 2,264 Covid vaccine doses were administered yesterday.
In terms of vaccination, the State has given the first dose of Covid vaccine to 61.96 per cent of its eligible population while another 53.13 have taken the second dose.