Manipur: 50K kits to reach state soon; situation not going beyond control, claims govt
Imphal: Manipur has registered a total number of 12,240 positive cases, of which 9,482 have recovered and 2,680 remained as active cases on Tuesday.
However, the state government has reassured of effective steps and measures being enforced to stop the spread of the virus and there is no indication that COVID-19 situation is going out of control.
In a press statement issued by additional health director Dr K Sasheekumar Mangang said that in order to augment the testing capacity in the state, a total of 1,35,000 rapid antigen kits have been procured till date, in which almost 95 per cent of the testing kits have been utilised in public and private health facilities.
However, the state has placed an order for another 50,000 kits to address the shortage of testing kits, which is likely to be delivered within two to three days, it said.
Dr Mangang further stated that in terms of coronavirus infected cases, the total positivity rate (the average number of COVID-19 positive out of the 100 individuals tested) is 4.76 per cent. This is much lower than the national average of 7.7 per cent, he added.
Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, Manipur has recorded three more COVID-19 patients succumbed to the infection, taking the deaths toll to 78.
The latest COVID-19 victims, all females in the age of 80 (2) and 62 (1) years, were reported from the districts of Churachandpur, Imphal West and Imphal East.
Also, there are 135 new cases being detected as COVID-19 positive while 148 persons discharged after cured of the virus, it said.
The recovery rate in the state is 77.46 per cent.