Aizawl: Mizoram’s COVID-19 count reached 6,358 on Monday as 74 more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, an official said.

The state also reported one more fatality on Sunday evening which mounted the death toll to 16, the official said.

He said that at least 1,231 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and 6 per cent of them came out positive for Covid-19.

Of the 74 fresh cases, 42 cases were reported from Aizawl district, 18 from Lunglei district, 8 from Lawngtlai district, 5 from Saitual district and one case was reported from Kolasib district, he said.

While four cases were confirmed at TrueNat laboratories, 70 were detected using Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

Sixteen children and six elderly people were among the newly infected people, he said. Four patients have travel history while the rest were found to have locally contracted the infection.

Of the 74 patients, 53 patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19.

Mizoram now has 1,296 active cases, while 5,046 people have recovered from the infection.

Meanwhile, a 64-year-old man from Aizawl died of Covid-19 at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Sunday evening around 5:30 pm, authority in ZMC said. The victim was diagnosed with COVID-19 on April 30.

The Northeastern state has conducted 3,10,058 samples test till date.

Also read: Mizoram announces 8-day lockdown amid COVID-19 surge

According to state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi, 2,09,089 people have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 46,018 of them have received both the doses till May 1.

Commencing on Monday, the government has imposed lockdown in all district headquarters, including state capital Aizawl.

The lockdown will remain in force till 4 am of May 11.

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