Imphal: Manipur on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day fatality related to COVID-19, with 10 persons succumbing to the virus. The total number of deaths due to coronavirus reached 434.

The victims were from Imphal West (4), Imphal East (3), Kangpokpi (2) and Churachandpur (1). They were aged 42, 48, 56, 60, 67, 72 (2), 75 and 78, respectively, said additional health director Dr K Sasheekumar Mangang.

In the last 24 hours, another 397 new cases were registered in the state.

This includes 20 personnel from the Central Armed Police Force. The rest are from the general population, including one air passenger, it said.

According to the latest health bulletin, the new cases include 187 from Imphal West, 76 from Imphal East, 28 from Kakching, 22 from Ukhrul, 19 from Kangpokpi, 15 from Senapati, 13 from Churachandpur, 12 from Bishnupur, 11 from Tamenglong, 10 from Thoubal, two each from Chandel and Jiribam districts.

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With the new cases, overall active cases have risen to 2,657, and the recovery rate has dipped to 90.73%.

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The health department supplied 821 D-type oxygen cylinders and 323 B type oxygen cylinders to different health institutions and health facilities in the last 24 hours.

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