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118 students, teachers among 570 test positive for COVID-19



At least 570 people, including 118 students, teachers and staff of a private school in Aizawl, have newly tested positive for novel coronavirus, pushing the state's tally to 1,30,415, an official statement said on Thursday.


The death toll rose to 471 as four more people have succumbed to the infection on Thursday, it said.


Of the fresh 570 cases, 321 were reported from Aizawl district, 52 from Lunglei district, 41 from Champhai district, 37 from Serchhip district, 26 from Kolasib district, 25 from Mamit districts, 21 from Hnahthial district, 18 from Khawzawl district, 14 from Lawngtlai district, 9 from Siaha district and 6 from Saitual district, it said.


The singleday positivity rate increased to 13.26 per cent from 8.87 per cent on the previous day, it said.


The number of active cases now stands at 5,087, while 525 people have recovered from the infection on Thursday till 5 pm, taking the total recoveries to 1,24,857.


The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients is 95.73 per cent and the death rate is 0.36 per cent.


The northeastern state has so far tested 13.88 lakh samples for COVID19 and 4,298 samples were tested on Wednesday.


Over 7 lakh people have been vaccinated and of this 5.43 lakh beneficiaries have already received the second dose till Wednesday, state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi said.


(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 19 Issue 169 Aizawl Thursday 19 November