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600 new Covid-19 cases take Mizoram's tally to 49,950

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, AUG 18

 

Mizoram on Wednesday reported 600 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the state’s tally to 49,950, while the death toll has risen to 186 with two persons succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, a health department official said.

 

Of the 600 fresh cases, 90 were confirmed at a RT-PCR laboratory in Zoram Medical College(ZMC), 428 were detected through Rapid Antigen Test from various districts, 81 cases through TrueNat tests and 1 case was detected through Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA) test, he said.

 

Aizawl district reported the highest fresh cases at 312, followed by Kolasib at 88 and Mamit at 42, he said. Champhai district reported 38 cases, Lawngtlai district (49), Lunglei district (49), Serchhip district (9),Siaha district (8), Hnahthial district (3) and Saitual district reported 2 cases. The single-day positivity rate was 6.94 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 8,634 samples, the official said.

 

More than 133 children and 2 Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were among the newly infected people, he said. Four patients have travel history while the rest 596 were found to have locally contracted the virus, he said. 277 patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19 and the remaining 323 are asymptomatic, he said.

 

Mizoram now has 8,112 Covid-19 active patients, while 41,652 people have recovered from the infection, including 971 people on Wednesday till 5 pm. The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients is 83.38 per cent ant the death rate is 0.37 per cent.

 

The state has tested more than 7.53 lakh samples for Covid-19 so far.

 

According to state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi, over 6.48 lakh people have been vaccinated, of which more than 2.22 lakh people have received full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine till Wednesday.

 

(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 19 Issue 84 Aizawl Thursday 19 August http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=19-08-2021&page_no=1)