Aizawl: Mizoram registered 9.47 per cent single-day positivity rate of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours after 574 people, including 138 children, have tested positive for the infection, taking the state’s tally to 1,17,261, a health department official said.

The death toll rose to 407 as seven more people have succumbed to the infection during the same period, he said.

The number of new infections was 173 less than the COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday. 

Aizawl district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 298, followed by Lunglei district (64) and Serchhip district (61), the official said.

The number of Covid-19 active cases now stands at 8,943, while 1,258  people have recovered on Saturday, taking the total recovery to 1,07,911.

The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients in the state is at 92 per cent and the death rate is 0.34 per cent.

Mizoram has conducted more than 12,67 lakh sample tests for COVID-19 so far, of these 6,037 samples were tested on Saturday.

Over 6.93 lakh people have been vaccinated till Saturday, of which 5.02 lakh people have received full dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Mizoram immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi said. 

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