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Mizoram reports highest ever single-day spike of 807 Covid cases

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, JULY 20

Mizoram on Tuesday registered the highest ever single-day spike of COVID19 cases as 807 people have tested positive for the infection pushing the state's tally to 28,295, a health department official said.

 

The state also reported two fresh fatalities, which took the death toll to 125, he said. said. More than 150 children and four Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were among the newly infected people, he said.

 

On the fresh cases, 234 cases were confirmed at an RT-PCR laboratory in Zoram Medical College (ZMC), while 510 cases were detected through Rapid Antigen Test and the remaining 63 cases were detected through TrueNat tests.

 

 The single-day positivity rate is 10.85 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 7,436 sample tests.

 

Aizawl district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 550, followed by Lunglei (103), Kolasib (56), Lawngtlai (27), Mamit (23), Champhai (20), Siaha (20), Serchhip (5), Hnahthial (2) and Saitual district (1).

 

According to the official, thirteen patients have travel history, while 537 patients were diagnosed with Covid19 during contact tracing and it is to ascertain how the remaining 257 patients contracted the virus. Of the 807 patients, 443 patients have developed symptoms of COVID-19 and the remaining 364 patients were asymptomatic, he said.

 

Mizoram now has 6,365 active COVID-19 cases while 21,805 people have recovered from the infection, including 117 on Tuesday, he said.

 

 The northeastern state has tested 5,64,674 samples for COVID-19, including 7,436 in the last 24 hours.

 

According to state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi, 6,06,189 lakh people have been inoculated till Monday.

 

(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 19 Issue 55 Aizawl Wednesday 21 July http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=21-07-2021&page_no=1)