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374 new cases push Mizoram Covid-19 tally to 17,979

374 more people, including two security personnel and over 93 children, have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram, pushing the state’s tally to 17,979, an official said on Tuesday.

The Covid-19 death toll in the state has also reached 85 on Tuesday as two more people have succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.

 

The fresh cases were reported from various districts with Aizawl district registering the highest at 226, followed by Lawngtlai district (54) and Kolasib district (51), he said.

 

Of the 374 new cases, 109 cases were confirmed at a RT-PCR laboratory in Zoram Medical College (ZMC), while 7 cases were detected through TrueNat facilities from three district hospitals and 258 from Rapid Antigen Tests in various districts, he said.

 

The single-day positivity rate was 8.31 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 4,499 samples tested in the last 24 hours, he said.

 

Six patients have travel history and the rest 368 were found to have locally contracted the infection, the official said.

 

Of the 374 patients, 159 have patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19, he said.

 

 The number of active cases in the state now stands at 4,124, while 13,770 people have recovered from the infection. 103 people were discharged from various Covid-19 Care facilities on Tuesday.

 

Mizoram has tested 4,58,370 samples for Covid-19 till date.

 

The recovery rate is 76.58 per cent and death rate is 0.47 per cent.

 

According to state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi, 3,87,007 people have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine till Monday and of this 53,686people have received both the doses.

 

(Source: Source: The Mizoram Post Vol. 19 Issue 27 Aizawl Wednesday 23 June 2021 http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=23-06-2021&page_no=1)