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For the third consecutive day, Mizoram witnessed the highest single-day spike in novel coronavirus cases after registering 36 more new cases on Friday.


Of this, 23 patients have returned from different states.


With this, the total Covid-19 cases have mounted to 4,558. Of the 36 fresh cases, 17 cases were reported from Aizawl district, 12 from Kolasib district, 4 from Champhai district, 2 from Lunglei district and 1 case was reported from Serchhip district.


One case was confirmed at RT-PC laboratory in Zoram Medical College (ZMC), two cases at a district hospital using TrueNat facility and the remaining 33 cases were detected through Rapid Antigen Test in Aizawl, Champhai, Kolasib and Serchhip districts.


12 policemen, who returned from Assam after election duty, and 7 children were among the newly infected people, the official said.


18 patients developed symptoms of Covid-19, while the rest 18 infected people are asymptomatic, he said.


Mizoram now has 9 active cases, while 4,457 people have recovered from the infection.


The Covid-19 death toll in the state is 11. The state has tested 2,59,943 samples till date, including 1,388 on Thursday.


According to state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi, a total of 64,399 people have been administered the first dose of Covid-19, of which 20,287 people have completed vaccination after receiving the second dose of the vaccine.


Meanwhile, state chief secretary Lalnunmawia convene a meeting of health officials and experts on Friday to discuss the present Covid-19 scenario in the state and to devise new guidelines in view of the Covid-19 second wave.


The new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was sent to the chief minister for his approval, sources said.


On Thursday, Mizoram sounded alert against the second of Covid-19 spread following a spike in infection rate.


Health officials were of the opinion that the state could face a grim situation unless timely preventive measures are taken.


The state will also step up vigil along the inter-state and international borders.


(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 18 Issue 299 Aizawl Saturday 10 April 2021