Mizoram reports 233 new COVID-19 cases, 2 fresh fatalities

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Aizawl, Jun 27 (PTI) Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 19,324 on Sunday as 233 more people, including 62 children, tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 91, a health official said.

Aizawl district registered the highest number of new cases at 127, followed by Kolasib (41) and Lunglei (15), he said.

Only five new patients have travel history, while 228 fresh infections were detected during contact tracing, the official said.

Mizoram now has 4,370 active cases, while 14,863 people have recovered from the infection thus far, including 309 on Saturday.

The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in the state stands at 76.91 per cent, while the mortality rate is at 0.47 per cent.

The state has thus far tested over 4.76 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 3,575 in the last 24 hours. The single-day positivity rate stands at 6.51 per cent.

State Immunisation Officer Dr Lalzawmi said that more than 4.9 lakh people have been inoculated to date, of whom 54,078 have received both doses.

The state government opened several additional COVID testing centres across the state on Saturday, including one at Vanapa Hall in Aizawl. PTI COR ACD ACD

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