Aizawl: Mizoram on Wednesday reported 1,756 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s tally to 1,64,127, a health department official said.

The death toll rose to 591 as four more people have succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.

The single-day positivity rate was 25.89 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 6,780 sample tests, he said.

At least 251 children were among the newly-infected people, he said.

Aizawl district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 1,087, followed by Mamit (160) and Lunglei (108).

The northeastern state now has 11,169 active cases, while 633 people have recovered from the infection on Wednesday, taking the total recoveries to 1,52,367. The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients is 92.83 per cent and the death rate is 0.36 per cent.
The northeastern state has so far tested 16.37  lakh samples for COVID-19.

According to state immunisation officer Dr Lalmuanawma Jongte, Over 7.91 lakh people have been inoculated till Wednesday and of this 6.12 lakh people have received full dose. 

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