At least 639 people, including 139 children, have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram, pushing the state’s tally to 49,350, an official statement said on Tuesday.
The fresh cases were reported from various districts with Aizawl reporting the highest at 399, followed by Kolasib at 97 and Mamit at 32, the statement said.

The single-day positivity rate was 6.25 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 10,210 samples, it said.

With the 639 fresh cases, at least 45 persons per 1,000 population based on the total population according to the 2011 census, have so been infected with Covid-19, the statement said.

It said that three patients have travel history while the rest 636 were found to have locally contracted the virus.

The total percentage of Covid-19 cases detected in the last 24 hours through RT-PCR test was 9.22, TreNat test (4.55), Rapid Antigen Test (5.81) and Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA) test (14.28), it said.

317 patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19 and the remaining 322 are asymptomatic.

Mizoram now has 9,510 Covid-19 active patients, while 39,656 people have recovered from the infection, including 963 people on Monday.

With two more fatalities in the last 24 hours, the death toll has risen to 184.
According to officials, at least 17 persons per 1 lakh population (as per the 2011 census), have died due to Covid-19.

The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients is 80.35 per cent ant the death rate is 0.37 per cent.

The state has tested more than 7.45 lakh samples for Covid-19 so far. According to state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi, over 6.46 lakh people have been vaccinated, of which 2.21 lakh people have received full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine till Monday.


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