Imphal, Jun 14: Manipur on Sunday reported its lowest single-day spike of COVID-19 in June after the number of daily infections dropped below the 600-mark for the third time since June 1.
The state reported 530 new infections pushing the total caseload to 59,852. However, 15 deaths in the last 24 hours took the COVID-19 related casualty tally of the state to 974 on Sunday.
The state had recorded its biggest one-day spike of 1032 cases on May 30. Since then, the number of daily infections had come down below 900-mark till date.
For the third consecutive days, the number of recoveries outnumbered the new infections, leading to further decline of the active cases to 8,499. It was 8,710 on Saturday.
Now, the recovery tally of the state rose to 50,379 with an 84.17% recovery rate against the previous day's 83.70%.
According to the latest bulletin of the state health department, of the 530 fresh positive cases, two were personnel from the Central security forces.
Imphal West reported 170 fresh cases which is below 200-mark for the second consecutive day. However, the worst affected district reported seven casualties in the last 24 hours.
For the first time after a long time, Imphal East reported below 100-mark. The second most affected district reported 79 new cases and two deaths.
Even as curfew-bound districts like Thoubal (56), Bishnupur (60, Kakching (36, Churachandpur (53) continue to report below 100-mark on the average in the last few days, a sudden jump in the new cases reported in Chandel district with 41 cases.
Of the remaining new cases, 19 were reported in Jiribam, seven in Ukhrul, six in Tamenglong and one in Noney district.
Of the remaining casualties, two were from Bishnupur and one each from Kakching, Ukhrul, Thoubal and Jiribam, as per the health department.