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Mizoram reported 178 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally in the state to 14,921.

The total death toll reached 62 after the virus claimed one more life on Friday.

A 75-year-old man from Aizawl has succumbed to the infection at the Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Friday night, he said.

The victim had comorbidities, a health official said.

Of the 178 fresh cases, Aizawl district reported 118 cases, Lunglei district (16), Siaha district (5), Lawngtlai district (18), Kolasib district (12), Champhai (7) Mamit and Saitual districts reported 1 case each.

The official said that the single-day rate infection was 6.57 per cent as 2,709 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

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More than 43 children and three healthcare workers were among the newly infected people.

Five patients have travel history, while the rest were found to have locally contacted the infection.

Of the 178 patients, 107 have developed symptoms of Covid-19, he added.

Mizoram now has 3,501 Covid-19 active cases, while 11,358 people have recovered from the infection.

At least 254 people were discharged from various Covid care facilities on Friday.

The recovery rate is 76.12 per cent and death rate is 0.42 per cent.

The state has tested 4,27,426 samples for Covid-19 till date.

According to state immunisation officer Lalzawmi, 2,85,073 people have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine till Friday, of which 52,956 have received both doses.

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