Aizawl: At least 236 more people, including four security personnel, have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram, pushing the state’s COVID-19 caseload to 16,135, an official said on Thursday.

The state also reported two more COVID-19 fatalities, taking the death toll to 74, he said.

Of the new COVID-19 cases, Aizawl reported 177 cases, Kolasib 25, Siaha 12, Lunglei nine, Khawzawl and Serchhip three each, Mamit, Lawngtlai and Saitual two each and Hnahthial district reported one case.

The fresh cases detected from 3,021 samples put the single-day infection rate at 7.81 per cent, he said.

Two personnel, each of Indian Army and the Border Security Force (BSF), a healthcare worker and over 40 children were among the newly infected people, he said.

Four patients have travel history and the rest 232 were found to have locally contracted the infection, the official said.

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As many as 137 patients have developed symptoms of COVID-19, while 93 are asymptomatic and reports of the remaining six patients are awaited, he added.

The state has tested 4,42,020 samples for COVID-19 till date.

According to state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi, 3,35,477people have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine till Wednesday and of this 53,272 people have received both the doses.

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