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103 jail inmates among 419 test positive for COVID-19 Home Minister convenes meeting to discuss situation

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, JUN 23

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally soared to 18,398 on Wednesday as 419 more people, including 103 jail inmates, tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

 

All the infected prisoners are inmates of Central Jail, Aizawl, he said.

 

The state also reported one more Covid- 19 fatality, which took the death toll to 86, he said. More than 70 children, six security personnel and two healthcare workers were also among the new patients, the official said.

 

Also, 16 fresh cases were detected in an orphanage and rehabilitation centre in Aizawl where 528 infections were reported on June 21.

 

Aizawl district registered the highest number of new cases at 299, followed by Lawngtlai (52) and Kolasib (30), he said.

 

Four patients have travel history, while the remaining 415 fresh infections were detected during contract tracing, the official said.

 

Of the 419 patients, 244 have developed symptoms of Covid-19, he said.

 

The new cases were detected among 3,974 samples that were tested, with the single-day positivity rate of 10.82 per cent.

 

Mizoram now has 4,302 active cases, while 14,010 people have recovered from the disease. 110 people were discharged from various Covid-19 Care facilities on Wednesday.

 

The state has thus far tested over 4.62 lakh samples for COVID-19.

 

The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stands at 76.14 per cent, while the mortality rate is at 0.46 per cent.

 

Over 4.14 lakh people have been inoculated thus far, State Immunisation Officer Dr Lalzawmi said.

 

(Source: Source: The Mizoram Post Vol. 19 Issue 28 Aizawl Thursday 24 June 2021 http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=24-06-2021&page_no=1)