Aizawl: Mizoram on Tuesday registered the highest single-day spike ever as 2,531 people have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the state’s tally to 1,75,022, a health department official said. 

The state reported 806 cases on Monday. The death toll rose to 612 as four more persons have succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.

Aizawl district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 1,756, followed by Lunglei (224) and Kolasib (136), he said. The single-day positivity rate increased to 31.10 per cent from 28. 73 per cent the previous day.

The northeastern state now has 12,768 active cases, while 2,318 people have recovered from the infection on Tuesday, taking the total recoveries to 1,61,642.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients is 92.35 per cent and the death rate is 0.34 per cent. The northeastern state has so far tested 16.76 lakh samples for COVID-19 and out of this 8,137  samples were tested on Monday.

According to state immunisation officer Dr Lalmuanawma Jongte, Over 7.94 lakh people have been inoculated till Sunday and 6.15 lakh of them have received the full dose. 

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