With 55 people being infected with the deadly virus,  Mizoram reported the highest single-day spike of novel coronavirus
With 55 people being infected with the deadly virus, Mizoram reported the highest single-day spike of novel coronavirus|File image
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Mizoram reports highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases; 55 test positive

Total tally stands at 468 with 215 active cases, of which 76.74% are security personnel and NDRF staffers

Henry L Khojol

Aizawl: Mizoram on Sunday reported the highest single-day spike of novel coronavirus with 55 people being infected with the deadly virus, an official said. This broke the July 10 record in which 51 people were diagnosed with COVID-19.

Up to 54 new cases were reported from Aizawl district and one from Lunglei district, the official said. He said that 47 of the newly infected people were security personnel while eight, including a woman, were civilians. All of the newly infected persons had returned from different parts of the country, he said. Of the eight civilians, two contracted the virus from a COVID-19 patient, he said.

On Saturday, at least five people —three from Aizawl district and one each from Lunglei and Serchhip districts — tested positive for COVID-19, an official statement said. They returned from Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Jammu and Kashmir, it said.

Mizoram reported the first COVID-19 case on March 24. Since then, at least 468 people have been found infected with the deadly virus so far. One has migrated to Assam. Of the total 468 cases, 230 (49.14%) are security personnel and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) staffers while 238 (50.85%) are civilians.

There 215 active cases in the state, of which 76.74 percent are security personnel and NDRF staffers while 23.25 percent are civilians. At least 253 people including 65 security personnel have recovered from the virus. The recovery rate is estimated at 54 percent.

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