463 new COVID-19 cases push Mizoram's tally to 27 153

    Aizawl, Jul 18 (PTI) Mizoram's COVID-19 tally surged
to 27,153 on Sunday as 463 more people including 117 children
tested positive for the infection, a health department
official said.
    The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 121 as a 75-year-
old woman succumbed to the infection at Zoram Medical College
(ZMC) on Saturday night, he said.
    The 463 new cases were detected from 4,679 samples
tested in the last 24 hours and the single-day positivity rate
was 9.89 per cent, he said.
    The fresh cases were reported from various districts
with Aizawl reporting the highest at 294, followed by Lunglei
and Kolasib districts both reported 79 and 36 cases each.
    Seventy-three new cases were confirmed by RT-PCR
test, while 45 cases were detected through TrueNat facilities
and 345 cases were detected through Rapid Antigen test.
    Four patients have travel history, while the rest 459
were found to have contracted the infection locally, the
official said, adding that 231 patients have developed
symptoms of COVID-19 and 232 are asymptomatic.
    Mizoram now has 5,896 active COVID-19 cases, while
21,136 people have recovered from the infection.
    The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 77.84
per cent and death rate is 0.44 per cent.
    The northeastern state has tested over 5.55 lakh
samples for COVID-19 till date.
    According to state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi,
as many as 6 lakh people have been inoculated till Friday, of
which over 1.28 lakh have received both doses of COVID-19
vaccine. PTI COR

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