Aizawl: As many as 236 new COVID-19 cases and three more fatalities pushed Mizoram’s COVID-19 tally to 13,300 and death toll to 51, an official said on Saturday.

Three people aged between 27 and 69 years died of COVID-19 at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Friday night.

The 236 fresh cases, detected from 3,306 samples tested on Friday, put the single-day’s positivity rate at 7.13 per cent, the official said.

Mizoram now has 3,433 active COVID-19 cases, while 9,816 people have recovered from the infection.

More than 54 children and a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan were among the newly infected people.

Fifty-four new cases were confirmed at a RT-PCR laboratory in Zoram Medical College (ZMC), 8 were detected through TrueNat test and 174 through Rapid Antigen Test.

Of the fresh cases, Aizawl district accounted the highest cases at 179, followed by Lunglei district at 20.

Kolasib district reported 11 cases, Serchhip (9), Siaha (4), Lawngtlai (9), Saitual district (2), and Mamit and Khawzawl districts reported 1 case each.

Four patients have travel history, while the rest 232 were found to have locally infected and the contact history of 84 patients are yet to be ascertained, according to the official.

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Of the 236 patients, 138 patients have developed symptoms of COVID-19, he said.

The total recovery rate is 73.81 per cent and the death rate is 0.39 per cent.

The state has tested 4,06,982 samples for COVID-19 till date.

According to state immunisation officer, as many as 2,65,375 people have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine till Friday.

Of the 2,65,375 beneficiaries, 52,191 have been fully vaccinated, she said.

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