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4 more succumb to COVID-19 in Mizoram

 Staff Reporter Aizawl, July 16:

 

Mizoram's COVID-19 toll today reached 120 as four more people succumbed to the viral infections during the last 24 hours.

 

After a 72-year-old woman from Lawngtlai district died at 7:40pm on Thursday, three more deaths were reported today.

A 68-year-old woman from Lunglei, a 74-year-old woman and a 74-year-old woman from Aizawl died between 9:40 am to 6:10pm today.

 

Meanwhile, 456 fresh infections reported during the last 24 hours pushed the state's tally to 26, 207.

 

Detected from 4,537 samples, the new cases also put the single-day's positivity rate at 10 per cent.

 

The new patients included 100 children, an official statement said.

 

Of the 456 new cases, 271 cases were reported from Aizawl district.

 

While 14 patients have travel history and the rest were found to have contracted the disease through local transmission.

 

As many as 268 patients have d e v e l o p e d symptoms of C O V I D - 1 9 , while 188 are asymptomatic, he said.

 

After 175 recovered patients were discharged today, Mizoram has 5,435 active cases while a total of 20,653 people have so far recovered from the disease.

 

The state has tested over 5.46 lakh samples till date.

 

According to state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi, more than 5.96 lakh people have been inoculated till Thursday, of which 1.17 lakh have received both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

 

With the continued surge in COVID-19 cases, Mizoram government is mulling total lockdown which may come into force after Saturday midnight, sources said.

 

The State government, after more than 60 days of lockdown, relaxed restrictions from July 1, allowing economic activities.

 

(Source: Newslink Vol-XXIII No. 151 Aizawl July 17, Saturday 2021)