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Mizoram reports highest single-day spike of 1,846 cases



Mizoram on Tuesday reported highest ever single-day spike of COVID-19 cases as 1,846 people, including 324 children, have tested positive for the infection, pushing the state's tally to 90,539, a health official said.


On September 21, the state had reported its previous highest single-day spike of 1,731 COVID-19 cases.


The death toll rose to 303 as one more people has succumbed to the infection, he said.


The single-day positivity rate dipped to 19.44 per cent from 31.77 per cent on the previous day as the fresh cases were detected from 9,494 sample tests.


A total of 1,659 samples were tested on Sunday.


The fresh cases were reported from various districts with Aizawl district reporting the highest at 1,082, followed by Siaha at 348 and Lunglei at 119, he said.


At least 324 children and 3 personnel of security forces were among the newly infected people, he said.


Three patients have travel history while the rest 1,843 were found to have contracted the disease locally, he said.


At least 995 patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19, he added.


Mizoram now has15,254 active cases, while 74,982 people have recovered from the infection, including 588 on Tuesday till 5 pm.


The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients is 82.81 per cent and the death rate is 0.33 per cent.


The state has conducted more than 10.8 lakh sample tests for Covid-19 till date. According to state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi, over 6.77 lakh people have been vaccinated till Monday, of which 4.21 lakh people have received full doses.


Meanwhile, the state government has issued eligibility criteria for granting ex-gratia to the next of kind of Covid-19 victims in pursuance of a Supreme Court order and National Disaster Management Authority notification.


The government notification said an exgratia can be applied in a prescribed format by next of kin of Covid-19 victims and Rs. 50,000 each will be paid for one victim from the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF).


(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 19 Issue 124 Aizawl Wednesday 29 September