Aizawl: Mizoram on Monday reported the highest single-day spike this year after 91 people out of 2,038 samples tested positive for coronavirus, pushing the state’s total to 4,995, an official said.

He said that a 41-year-old man, who has received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, was among the newly infected people.

Of the 91 fresh cases, 76 cases were reported from Aizawl district, 10 from Lawngtlai district, 3 from Serchhip district and one case each was reported from Kolasib and Lunglei districts, he said.

Thirty-two patients have a travel history, while the remaining 59 are locally infected. Of the new patients, 33 developed symptoms of Covid-19 while the remaining 58 patients are asymptomatic.

Mizoram now has 437 active cases, while 4,546 people have recovered from the virus.

Twelve people have succumbed to the infection so far. The state has so far tested 2,77,638 samples of which 58 were tested outside the state.

According to the state immunisation officer, 1,28,467 people, including 30,766 senior citizens have been administered the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Of this, 34,135 people have received both doses of the vaccine. Meanwhile, the state government has imposed a seven-day lockdown in the state capital and 10 other district headquarters to break the chain of rising Covid-19 cases and to facilitate Covid-19 test and contact tracing.

The lockdown commenced on Tuesday will continue till 4 am on April 26.

At least 522 Covid cases were detected in April (till Tuesday), while 156 cases were reported in January, 51 in February and 53 in March.

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