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The death toll from Covid-19 in Manipur reaches 273 with 10 victims

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Covid-19 claimed 10 more lives in Manipur to bring the death toll to 273, the government said Sunday.

All 10 included a woman, Dr. Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, additional director and spokesman for the health department, said in a statement. The deceased were in the age group of 30 to 90 years,

Manipur also reported 161 new Covid-19 cases with Imphal West registering the highest number with 69 followed by Imphal East (26) and Churachandpur (21).

A total of 198 people were discharged from 12 Covid care centers, including 119 from home isolation in the last 24 hours, according to the statement.

Manipur’s Covid-19 count is now 24,910, while the number of active and recovered cases is 3,236 and 21,401 respectively. The recovery rate is 85.91%.

As of Sunday, 4,74,831 people were screened at various points of entry into the state, while 4,18,298 people were screened for the disease.

The state health department has also urged the public to isolate themselves and contact the Covid control room or medical director for testing when coming into contact with a Covid-19 positive person.

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