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Mizoram logs 1,185 new Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths POSITIVITY RATE DIPS TO 12.65%

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, SEP 15

 

Mizoram on Wednesday reported 1,185 new Covid-19 cases, 317 less than the previous day, with the tally increasing to 74,068, an official statement said.

 

The statement issued by state Information and Public Relations department that deals with Covid-19 update said that the state also reported four more fatalities that took the death toll to 248. One of the victims, who was a woman aged 75, has been diagnosed on Tuesday and succumbed to the infection while taking to Zoram Medical College (ZMC) the same day, it said.

 

The single-day positivity rate dipped to 12.65 per cent from 16.39 per cent on the previous days as the 1,185 fresh cases were detected from 9,368 sample tests, it said.

 

At least 240 children, five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans and a healhtcare frontline worker were among the newly infected people, it said. Aizawl district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 620, followed by Lunglei district at 116 and Kolasib district at 92, the statement said. Five patients have travel history while the rest 1,180 were found to have contracted the disease locally, it said At least 610 patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19, it added.

 

Mizoram now has 12,899 active cases, while 60,921 people have recovered from the infection, including 624 people on Wednesday till 5 pm.

 

The recovery rate among Covid19 patients is 82.25 per cent and the death rate is 0.33 per cent.

 

The state has conducted more than 9.83 lakh sample tests till date.

 

According to state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi, over 6.65 lakh people have been vaccinated till Tuesday, of which 3.21 lakh people have received full doses.

 

(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 19 Issue 112 Aizawl Thursday 16 September http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=16-09-2021&page_no=1)