Three more persons died of Covid- 19 in Manipur on Sunday, taking the death toll in the state to 16, health department officials said.
Additional health director Dr K Sasheekumar Mangang said two Covid-19 patients who were undergoing treatment at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital in Imphal succumbed to the disease on Sunday.
A 44-year-old BSF jawan and a 94-year-old man from Thoubal district died at the hospital due to the disease.
Another 73-year-old COVID-19 patient from Imphal West district also reportedly passed away at Jawarharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) due to the infection.
Manipur on Sunday reported 179 new cases, including 111 security personnel, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 4,569.