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Two more Covid-19 deaths push Mizoram death toll to 42

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, JUNE 1

Mizoram Covid-19 scenario continue to worsen as the state has reported 312 new cases and two more fatalities on Tuesday, which took the total Covid19 tally to 12,399 and death toll to 41, officials sources said.

 

At least 3,933 new samples were tested for Covid-19 and the infection rate in the last 24 hours was 7.93 per cent, state information and public relations department said in a statement.

 

Of the 312 fresh cases, Aizawl district registered the highest at 197, followed by Lawngtlai district and Lunglei district, both reported 56 and 28 cases respectively, it said.

 

Kolasib district reported 15 new cases, Siaha district (7), Serchhip district (3), Saitual district (3), Mamit district (2) and Khawzawl district reported 1 case.

 

One Indian Army personnel, a healthcare worker and over 49 children were among the newly infected people, the statement said.

 

6 patients have travel history and the rest 306 patients were found to have locally contracted the infection, it said.

 

Of the locally infected patients, the contact history of 101 patients is yet to be ascertained, it said.

 

 Of the 312 patients, 209 have developed symptoms of Covid-19.

 

Meanwhile, a 40-year-old policeman has succumbed to the infection at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Tuesday morning, information and public relations department said in its official tweeter handle.

 

The victim, who had gone to West Bengal for poll duty, was diagnosed with Covid-19 on May 4 few days after his arrival in the state.

 

He is the second policeman tasked with West Bengal assembly poll duty in March to have died of Covid-19.

 

Another 65-year-old man has also died of Covid-19 at ZMC on Tuesday evening. The victim was diagnosed with Covid-19 on May 17 and had comorbid status.

 

Mizoram reported at least 7 Covid- 19 fatalities since Sunday, the highest fatality rate reported in the state in three days. The death toll now is 42.

 

The number of active cases now stands at 3,042, while 9,315 people have recovered from the infection.

 

At least 101 people were discharged from various Covid-19 care centres on Tuesday.

 

The recovery rate is 75.13 per cent and the death rate is 0.34 per cent.

 

The state has tested 3,93,684 samples for Covid-19 till date.

 

According to state immunisation officer, Dr. Lalzawmi, as many as 2,58,482 people have been administered the first dose of Covid19 vaccine and out of this 52,093 people have been fully vaccinated till Monday.

 

(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol. 18 Issue 350 Aizawl Wednesday 02 June 2021 http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=02-06-2021&page_no=1)