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Mizoram reports 245 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death


Mizoram’s COVID-19 count crossed a 15,000 mark on Sunday as 345 more people have tested positive for the infection, an official said. The state also reported one more Covid-19 death, which took the death toll to 63, he said. The fresh cases detected from 3,866 samples tes ted on Saturday, put the single-day infection rate at 8.94 per cent, he said.


With 154 new infections, this time Mizoram’s southernmost Lawngtlai district took the place of Aizawl district in registering the highest Covid-19 cases. According to the official, active cases search was conducted at a remote Karlui village in Lawngtlai district on June 10 and June 11 and the results could not be given instantly but updated on Sunday due to poor internet connectivity.


Aizawl district reported 129 fresh cases, Lunglei district (22), Siaha district (20), Kolasib and Champhai districts (7) each, Saitual district (3), Serchhip district (2) and Mamit district report one fresh case, he said. More than 59 children were among the newly infected people, he said. One patient has a travel history, while the remaining 345 were found to have locally contracted the infection, he said. Of the 346 patients, 142 were confirmed to have developed symptoms of Covid-19, while 196 are asymptomatic and reports of 8 patients whether or not they are symptomatic are yet to be received, the official added. The state’s total COVID19 count stands at 15,266, of which 3,542 are active. A total of 11,661 people have recovered from the infection, including 116 on Sunday. The state has tested 4,31,807 samples for COVID-19 till date.


According to State immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi, a total of 2,85,982 people have been inoculated till Saturday, of which 53,226 people have received both doses of the vaccine.


(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol. 19 Issue 18 Aizawl Monday 14 June 2021