Imphal: A total of 141 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus were detected in the past 24 hours in Manipur, by far the highest spike in a single-day in the state.
The latest positive cases for COVID-19 comprised of at least 117 male and 24 female, and they were tested at the VRDLs of RIMS (12), JNIMS (78) and district hospitals of Thoubal (7), Churachandpur (9), Tamenglong (4), Babina Diagnostic Center (2), Ist Manipur Rifles (3) and Imphal East Rapid Antigen Test (26).
With this, the total confirmed cases for the coronavirus in the state has soared to 2,458, and number of active cases is 805, while 1,653 patients have already recovered.
As per the statement issued by additional health director Dr K Sasheekumar Mangang, the fresh cases were reported from the districts of Churachandpur (51), Imphal West (30), Senapati (29), Thoubal (8), Imphal East (7), Kakching (7), Tamenglong (4), Kamjong (3) and Bishnupur (2), respectively.
Since reports of the positive cases being detected with no significant travel history are coming in from various districts in Manipur, especially from Thoubal district, the health official also informed that the high-risk factors are under proper investigation and the findings are being awaited.
Meanwhile, the recovery rate in the state has increased to 67.24 per cent with 38 more persons recovering on Wednesday. The patients were discharged from COVID-19 Care Centers (CCCs) of Meitram of Imphal East (16), Ukhrul (7) and Thoubal (9) after they tested negative on RT PCR test, said Dr Mangang.
Earlier, a COVID-19 related dead was reported at RIMS Hospital with 56-year-old man from Thoubal district succumbing to the virus, the first fatality in Manipur. He was admitted at the hospital on May 22 with chronic kidney failure and multiple health issues, said RIMS medical superintendent Dr Ch Arunkumar Singh.
His mortal remains were cremated at Imphal Municipal Corporation crematorium site by the state government after the body was unclaimed by the family, said the official.