Mizoram records 243 new COVID-19 cases at 25.23% positivity rate

AIZAWL: Mizoram’s COVID-19 count reached 2,34,387 on Tuesday as another 243 people tested positive for the infection.

New COVID cases in Mizoram are 179 more than the day before, a health official said.

The death toll rose to 712 in Mizoram as a 79-year-old man from Saitual district succumbed to the infection on Monday evening, he said.

Aizawl district reported the highest new cases with 75, followed by Lunglei district (51) and Champhai district (28), he said.

The one-day positivity rate fell to 25.23% from 26.34% the previous day.

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The state currently has 1,214 active cases.

On Monday, 267 people were discharged from various COVID-19 care centers, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,32,461, the official said.

The discharge rate was 99.17% and the mortality rate 0.30%.

Mizoram has tested over 19.59 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 963 on Monday.

16,77,262 doses of vaccines, including 8,72,194 first doses, 7,31,065 second doses and 74,003 precautionary doses have been administered till Monday, according to the Mizoram health department.

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