IMPHAL, Sept 20: The Manipur government registered 170 new infections of the novel coronavirus raising the total to 8, 894 and deaths reached 57 with the addition of fatalities of two males aged 67 years and 53 years both from Imphal East district who expired at the JNIMS hospital, Imphal on Sunday.
Additional Director, Health Department Manipur Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang says the cumulative number of recovered cases is 6767 and number of active cases is 2070 in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate is 76.08 percent. A total of 57 persons were discharged from the hospitals during the past 24 hours.
Imphal West district is the hotbed of the Covid-19 as out of 170 new cases, 98 persons are from this district and the Imphal east district with 21 cases during this period.
Out of 170 newly inflicted persons 163 individuals are locals without any significant travel history and the rest who returned to the state.