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459 new cases push Mizoram's COVID-19 count to 1,29,845

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, NOV 17

 

Mizoram's COVID-19 count reached 1,29,845 on Wednesday as 459 new cases were reported, which is 152 less than the previous day, a health department official said.

 

The single-day positivity further dipped to 8.87 per cent from the previous day of 11.30 per cent, he said.

 

The death toll rose to 467 as one more person has succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.

 

The fresh cases were reported from across all eleven districts with Aizawl registering the highest at 174, followed by Lunglei (67) and Champhai (56), he said.

 

At least 133 children were among the newly infected people, he said.

 

According to data released by state information and public relations department on Wednesday morning, Aizawl district has so far reported the highest number of cases at 79,455, followed by Lunglei (10,995) and Kolasib (8,020).

 

Of the total 467 deaths, Aizawl district reported the highest at 325, followed by Kolasib and Lunglei, which reported 30 and 29 respectively, it said.

 

With 540 cases so far, Saitual district reported the least COVID-19 case, while Khawzawl has not reported any COVID-19 death so far, the data said.

 

The number of active cases now stands at 5,136, while 254 people have recovered on Wednesday, taking the total recoveries to 1,24,242.

 

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients is 95.68 per cent and the death rate is 0.35 per cent.

 

The northeastern state has so far tested more than 13.83 lakh samples for COVID-19 and 5,174 samples were tested on Tuesday.

 

State immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi said that over 7 lakh people have been vaccinated and 7.4 lakh of them have already received full dose till Tuesday.

 

(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 19 Issue 168 Aizawl Thursday 18 November http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=18-11-2021&page_no=1)