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Mizoram reports 201 new cases

 Staff Reporter Aizawl, May 14:


Mizoram today reported 201 new infections of COVID-19, taking the state's tally to 8,377.


The new cases, detected from 2,851 samples tested on Thursday put the single day's positivity rate at 7.05 per cent.


Of the fresh 201 cases, 50 were confirmed at Zoram Medical College’s RT-PCR laboratory, 9 at TrueNat facilities and 142 were detected through Rapid Antigen Test, an official statement said.


As many as 143 cases were reported from Aizawl district, 37 from Lunglei, six each from Kolasib and Champhai, three each from Serchhip and Lawngtlai, two from Mamit and one case from Saitual district.


Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans and one Indian Army man were among the newly infected people, it said.


More than 40 children, including a three-month old baby, are also among the new patients.


Only 17 patients have travel history while the rest were found to have been locally infected. 83 patients have developed symptoms of COVID-19.


Mizoram currently has 2,150 active cases while 6,204 have recovered from the disease.


The State has tested 3,39,955 samples till date.


State immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi said that as many as 2,31,589 people have been administered the first dose of Covishield and 51,744 of them have received both doses of vaccine till Thursday.


The state is yet to launch vaccination for people in the age group of 18 and 44 years.


From April 20, the state government had imposed lockdown like restrictions in Aizawl and district headquarters, which was followed by a complete lockdown since May 10.


The total lockdown will remain in force till 4 am on May 17.


(Source: Newslinks Vol-XXIII No. 100 Aizawl May 15, Saturday 2021)