Mizoram registers record one-day spike of 62 new COVID-19

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cases, tally at 4,809 Aizawl, Apr 17 (PTI) Mizoram on Saturday reported 62 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest count of 2021 so far, which pushed the tally in the state to 4,809, an official said.

A seven-month-old baby is among the new patients, he said, adding that 21 policemen, who had gone to Assam for the assembly elections there, have also tested positive for the disease.

Of the new cases, 26 were reported from Aizawl district, 23 from Lunglei, eight from Lawngtlai, three from Serchhip and one each from Champhai and Kolsib.

Mizoram now has 315 active cases, while 4,482 people have already recovered from the disease and 12 succumbed to the coronavirus infection, the official said.

The state has so far conducted 2,73,247 sample tests for COVID-19, including 2,069 on Friday, he said.

State immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi said that 1,14,673 people, including 27,545 senior citizens, have been inoculated till Friday, and 31,999 of them have received both doses of the COVID vaccine. PTI COR BDC BDC