By Waikhom Chitradhani
Imphal(Manipur), May 16 :Manipur recorded 677 new COVID19 positive cases,665 persons (336M, 329F) from the general population and 12 personnel from Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).
The caseload has now reached 39,729 (General Population – 36,027 and Central Security Personnel -3,702). The cumulative number of recovered cases is 32,674 (General Population – 29,152 and Central Security Personnel – 3,522). The number of active cases is 6477 (General Population – 6302 and Central Security Personnel – 175). The recovery rate is 82.24 %.
The positive cases from the general population are from Imphal East (159), Imphal West (263), Thoubal (33), Bishnupur (24), Kakching (71), Ukhrul (2), Churachandpur (70), Chandel (5), Senapati (5), Tamenglong (12), Tengnoupal (2), Kangpokpi (17) and Kamjong (2). All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place.
In the last 24 hours 16 more persons succumbed to their infections : The deceased are : Aged 51 yrs (female, Imphal West), 74 yrs (female, Imphal West), 72 yrs (male, Imphal West), 63 yrs (female, Churachandpur), 57 yrs (male, Churachandpur), 56 yrs (male, Ukhrul), 63 yrs (male, Imphal East), 42 yrs (male, Senapati), 91 yrs (female, Imphal West), 66 yrs (male, Thoubal), 55 yrs (male, Imphal West). 72 yrs (male, Imphal West), 92 yrs ( male, Imphal West). 97 yrs (male, Imphal West), 60 yrs (female, Imphal West) and 77 yrs (female, Bishnupur) expired at Shija Hospital (3). DH Churachandpur (2), JNIMS (6) and RIMS (5) hospital respectively. The death toll has now reached 578.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 1488 D type Oxygen Cylinders and 568 B-type Oxygen cylinders have been made available to different health institutions and health facilities of Manipur.
As per the latest information,309596 individuals have been vaccinated in the state.