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Mizoram registers highest singleday spike of Covid-19, 3 deaths

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, SEPT 14

Mizoram on Tuesday reported the highest ever single-day spike of Covid19 cases as 1,502 people, including 300 children, have tested positive for the infection, pushing the state's tally to 72,883, a health official said.

 

The death toll rose to 244 as three more people have succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.

 

The single-day infection rate has dipped to 16.39 per cent from 31.02 per cent on the previous day as the fresh cases were detected from 9,165 sample tests, he said.

 

The fresh cases were reported from various districts with Aizawl district reporting the highest at 879, followed by Champhai at 144 and Siaha at 101, he said.

 

At least 300 children, two healthcare workers and a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan were among the newly infected people, he said.

 

Five patients have travel history while the rest 1,497 were found to have contracted the disease locally, he said.

 

At least 680 patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19, he added. Mizoram now has 12,487 active cases, while 60,152 people have recovered from the infection.

 

At least 879 people have recovered on Tuesday. The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients is 82.53 per cent and the death rate is 0.33 per cent.

 

The state has conducted more than 9.74 lakh sample tests till date.

 

According to state immunisation officer Dr.Lalzawmi, over 6.64 lakh people have been vaccinated till Monday, of which 3 lakh people have received full doses.

 

Mizoram registered the highest number of single-day infections among the eight Northeastern states for the past 22 days now. The recovery rate in the state is lower than the national average of about 97.51 per cent while the daily infection rate is higher than the national average of about 2 per cent.

 

(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 19 Issue 111AizawlWednesday 15 September http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=15-09-2021&page_no=1)