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Mizoram logs 576 Covid-19 cases, 1 fatality

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, AUG 12

Mizoram on Thursday reported 576 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state’s tally to 46,896, a health department official said.

 

The state also reported one more fatality in the last 24 hours that took the death to 173, he said. Of the 576 fresh cases, Aizawl district reported 323 cases, Kolasib district (71), Champhai district (57), Lunglei district (38), Lawngtlai district (35), Mamit district (28), Siaha district (17), Saitual district (4), Hnahthial district (2) and Serchhip district reported one case, he said.

 

The single-day positivity rate was at 9.30 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 6,192 samples, he said.

 

More than 128 children and 8 Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were among the newly infected people. Nine patients have travel history and the rest 567 were found to have locally contracted the infection, the official aid.

 

Of the 576 patients, 313 have developed symptoms of Covid-19.

 

The number of Covid-19 active cases now stands at 11,483, while 35,240 people have recovered from the infection, including 506 people on Thursday. The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients is 75.14 per cent and the death rate is 0.36 per cent.

 

 Mizoram has tested more than 7 lakh samples for Covid19 till date. According to state immunisation officer Dr.Lalzawmi over 6.42 lakh people have been vaccinated, of which 2.13 lakh people have received full dose of the Covid19 vaccine till Wednesday.

 

(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 19 Issue 78 Aizawl Friday 13 August http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=13-08-2021&page_no=1)