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COVID-19 tally in Mizoram crosses 16,000-mark with 236 new cases

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, JUN 17

The COVID-19 tally in Mizoram crossed the 16,000-mark on Thursday as 236 more people, including four security personnel and 40 children, tested positive for the disease in the state, an official said.

 

The fresh infections pushed the coronavirus caseload in the northeastern state to 16,135, he said.

 

Three more fatalities due to COVID19 raised the death toll to 75, the official said.

 

Of the fresh 236 cases, Aizawl reported 177, followed by Kolasib district (25), Siaha district (12), Lunglei district (9).

 

The remaining new cases were registered in several other districts. The fresh cases were detected from 3,021 sample tests, and the single-day infection rate was at 7.81 per cent, he said.

 

Of the new patients, four have travel history, the official said, adding that 137 have developed symptoms.

 

Mizoram now has 3,480 active cases, while 12,580 people have recovered from the infection, including 166 people on Thursday.

 

The state has conducted 4,42,020 sample tests for COVID-19 till date.

 

According to state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi, 3,35,477people have been inoculated till Wednesday, with 53,272 of them having received both doses of the vaccine.

 

Meanwhile, the Mizoram government has launched an online platform - ‘Nishtha Teletrack - to manage mild and asymptomatic COVID19 patients undergoing home isolation.

 

The platform, which is available as a web portal and mobile application, has been developed by National Health Mission in partnership with Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO) and The project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

Health minister Dr R. Lalthangliana said the launch of the technologyenabled model will help monitor and manage COVID-19 patients, who are under home isolation.

 

Lalthangliana said mild and asymptomatic patients are being put under home isolation so that hospitals and COVID Care facilities do not get congested.

 

(Source: Source: The Mizoram Post Vol. 19 Issue 22 Aizawl Friday 18 June 2021 http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=18-06-2021&page_no=1)