Imphal(Manipur), Aug 8 : The state reported the highest single-day jump of 249 COVID-19 cases, taking the states coronavirus caseload to 3,466.
2 more patients also succumbed to the disease and the states death toll reached 10.
Of the 249 people who tested positive for COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, 165 are personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces.
Officials said that 63 of the new cases have no significant travel history.
The two men who died of coronavirus infection had comorbidity issues.
The number of active cases in the state is 1,530.
Twenty-one patients also recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours, taking the people who have been cured of COVID-19 to 1,926.
Meanwhile , the state government extended complete lockdown in the state till August 15 in view of the massive spike and as they fear community spread of the deadly virus has started as the new cases detected does not have any travel history.
The state is already under complete lockdown from 30 July but the situation has not improved a bit . Fresh cases of Covid have surfaced in the state during this lockdown period and these new cases do not have any travel history has rung the alarm bells.
The state government feels that community spread of the virus has alrady begun in the state .