Mizoram on Saturday reported 852 new COVID-19 cases-the highest single-day spike in over two months since October 20 last year- taking the state’s tally to 1,44,624, a health department official said.
The single-day cases have increased by around 32 per cent as compared to the previous day (Friday) where 579 cases were reported, he said.
The death toll rose to 558 as three more people- two from Khawzawl district and one from Aizawl district- have succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.
The single-day positivity rate increased to 15 per cent from 9.72 per cent the previous day, he said.At least 128 children were among the newly infected people, he said.
Aizawl district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 261, followed by Serchhip (255) and Lawngtlai (69), he said.
The number of active cases now stands at 3,464, while 152 people have recovered from the infection on Saturday, taking the total recoveries to 1,40,602, the official said.
The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients is 97.22 per cent and the death rate is 0.38 per cent.
The northeastern state has so far tested 15.32 lakh samples for COVID-19 and out of this 5,672 samples were tested on Friday.
According to state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi, over 7.45 lakh people, including 12,540 children (15-17 years), have been vaccinated till Friday.Of the total 7.45 lakh people, 5.94 lakh have received the full dose, she said.
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