Aizawl: At least 522 people, including 106 children, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the state’s tally to 50,959, a health department official said on Friday.

Mizoram also reported two more fatalities in the last 24 hours, which took the COVID-19 death toll to 190, he said.

Twenty-nine new cases were confirmed at a RT-PCR laboratory in Zoram Medical College(ZMC), 471 were detected through Rapid Antigen Test from various districts, 21 through TrueNat tests and one case was detected through Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA), he said.

Of the 522 fresh COVID-19 cases, Aizawl district reported the highest at 281, followed by Kolasib at 93 and Lawngtlai at 46, he said.

The single-day positivity rate was 6.79 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 7,677 samples, the official said.

Four patients have travel history while the rest 518 were found to have locally contracted the virus, he said.

As many as 313 patients have developed symptoms of COVID-19 and the remaining 209 are asymptomatic, he said.

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The number of active COVID-19 cases in Mizoram now stands at 7,624, while 43,145 people have recovered from the infection, including 1,126 people on Thursday.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients in Mizoram is 84.66 per cent ant the death rate is 0.37 per cent.

The state has tested more than 7.72 lakh samples for COVID-19 so far.

According to state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi, over 6.49 lakh people have been vaccinated, of which more than 2.25 lakh people have received both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine till Thursday.

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