The number cases are on the rise in the state with 345 new cases reported in past 24 hours Credit: Representational image

Imphal: The number cases are on the rise in the state with 345 new cases reported in past 24 hours. And with three more patients succumbing to COVID-19 infection, the total tally of the number of deaths in the state has gone up to 127.

“In the last 24 hours, three persons aged 70 years (female, Bishnupur), 58 years (male, Noney) and 35 years (male, Bishnupur) expired at Raj Medicity, RIMS and JNIMS respectively,” stated Covid-19 common control room in a press release.

Out of the 345 new cases that were reported includes 6 personnel from the Central Armed Police Force who contracted the virus, the release added.

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The new COVID19 positive cases were confirmed at 24 testing facilities in the state.

Out of the positive cases reported, 154 tested positive in Imphal West, Imphal East reported 71 new cases, Thoubal added 31 to the tally, one each was reported from Jiribam and Kakching, two from Ukhrul, Chandel and Tengnoupal districts 4 cases each, in Tamenglong 25 positive cases were reported, Churachandpur registered 17 cases, Senapati had 6 new people infected to the virus and Bishnupur had 23 new patients infected by the virus.

Seven of the newly infected cases had a travel history. The rest are locals with no recent history of travelling outside the state; the source further added that all recently positive patients have been shifted to the COVID care facilities and are undergoing treatment.

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State officials have begun putting precautionary measures such as containment and contact tracing into effect, it was further stated in the communiqué to the press.

The past 24 hours have seen 196 persons being discharged from 17 COVID care facilities across the state after they tested negative for COVID-19 upon testing.

The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 16,621 with 4,101 active cases and 12,393 recovered from the virus.

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