The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Manipur has now gone up 27 Credit: Representational image

Imphal: Two more persons tested positive for COVID-19 reportedly died at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) Hospital in Manipur on Friday, taking the state’s death toll to 27.

As per sources, a 40-year-old woman from Telepati of Imphal East, who was undergoing treatment at JNIMS COVID-19 ward since August 21, succumbed to the virus around 12:30 am.

Apart from having tested positive for COVID-19, the victim was suffering from other health issues, including Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and hepatitis C virus, the sources said.

Meanwhile, another COVID-19 patient — a 55-year-old jawan of the 16th Assam Rifles, died due to the coronavirus. He was also a patient of hypertension and tuberculosis, said sources.

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As on August 28, Manipur has recorded a total of 5,725 positive cases of COVID-19, of which 4,251 are from the general population and 1,474 are security personnel.

So far, 3,957 persons have recovered from the virus and 1,741 cases are still active.

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