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Mizoram reports highest single-day spike in two months



Mizoram’s Covid-19 count reached a 4,500 mark on Tuesday as nine more people tested positive for the infection, which is the highest single-day spike in two months, an official said.


Of the nine fresh cases, five cases were reported from Aizawl district and four from Kolasib district, the official said.


Four employees of Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) were among the newly infected people, he said.


While seven patients have returned from other states, the remaining two patients were diagnosed with Covid-19 during contact tracing, he said.


One among seven returnees has initially tested negative on his arrival on March 31 but later he developed symptoms of Covid-19 and subsequently tested positive for the virus on Monday, he said.


Only one patient has developed symptom of Covid-19 while the rest eight are asymptomatic, the official added.


The number of active cases in the state now stands at 44, while 4,445 people have recovered from the virus. The Covid-19 death toll is 11.


Mizoram has also tested 2,55,606 samples till date, including 735 on Monday.


Meanwhile, state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi said that as many as 54,974 people, including 17,960 senior citizens and 3,330 people with comorbidities have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.


(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 18 Issue 296 Aizawl Wednesday 06 April 2021