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Manipur sees record spike with 1,327 fresh COVID-19 cases; 15 deaths

IMPHAL: Amid the ongoing door-to door testing drive in Manipur, the state reported its highest ever tally of 1,327 positive cases out of 6,852 tests that were performed today. 15 people passed away due to the virus today.

With today’s positive cases, the tally rose to 88,050, while the death tally rose to 1,424.

Imphal East (352) and Imphal West (400) accounted for a large chunk of today’s positive cases.

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The high Covid-19 positive rate reported in the state is due to the aggressive house-to-house testing campaign launched by the health department, said Manipur health director, Dr K. Rajo.

Manipur government launched the house-to-house testing drive on July 10 after genome sequencing tests showed a considerable increase in the number of Covid cases due to Delta variant. Manipur had confirmed as many as 205 cases of Delta variant till July 12.

In view of the wide prevalence of the Delta variant of Covid-19, the state has imposed a total curfew from July 18 for ten days to break the chain of transmission.

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