By Waikhom Chitradhani
Imphal(Manipur), May 1 :Manipur reported this year’s highest single day fresh COVID-19 cases with 319 and 5 deaths. So far , 410 lives have been lost due to the deadly virus.
The positive cases from the general population are from Imphal West (120) and Imphal East (91), Bishnupur (24), Kakching (23), Senapati (15), Thoubal (11), Churachandpur (9), Ukhrul (9), Kangpokpi (6), Chandel (2), Tamenglong (1), and Tengnoupal (1), according to the Health Department.
The number of active positive cases has now surged to 1,652 (General Population – 1536 and Central Security Personnel – 116). 1,152 positive patients are now in home isolation.
The cumulative number of positive cases has now reached 31,905 (General Population 28,334 and Central Security Personnel 3,571).
As per the latest information, 1,94,659 individuals have been vaccinated in the state, out of which 69,483 have received the second dose so far.
Meanwhile, the Health Department, in a release on Saturday, stated that the state government appreciates the increasing willingness of the general public to come forward for COVID vaccination.
Stating that in some locations, there are requests to set up mobile vaccination centers, the release clarified that in any vaccination, it is important to have observation for Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) with arrangements for tackling any adverse events.
The Government of India had prescribed requirements for setting up COVID Vaccine Center at medical colleges, hospitals, district hospitals, Community Health Centers (CHCS), Primary Health Centers (PHCS) and other eligible private hospitals.
At present there are about 100 COVID vaccine centers in Manipur, it said and requested all those desiring to undertake COVID vaccination to go to one of these COVID vaccine centers.