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Two more deaths in Manipur

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, Aug 21 - Two deaths and 124 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the past 24 hours in Manipur, Health Department sources said today.

The total death toll in the State due to COVID-19 is currently 20. The COVID-19 tally in the State has risen to 5,049.

�In the past 24 hours, 98 persons from the general population and 26 from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were confirmed positive,� said the COVID-19 Common Control Room here in a press release today.

�Only one person from the general population is a returnee from other States, whereas the rest 97 are locals without any significant travel history. They are being shifted to the COVID care facilities,� the release added.

�Two males aged 73 years and 67 years from Imphal West expired due to COVID-19 and other comorbid health conditions,� it stated.

In the past 24 hours, 259 persons were discharged. The cumulative number of discharged cases is 3,261. The number of active cases is 1,768. The recovery rate is 64.58 per cent, the release added.

As of Friday, a total of 3,35,388 persons were screened at various entry points of the State, while 1,25,230 individuals were tested for COVID-19 at various testing centres in the State, official sources said.

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