A total of 20,955 people have been administered the first dose of Covid19 vaccine since the rollout of the vaccine on January 16, a health department official said.

State immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi said 11,347 healthcare workers and 9,608 frontline workers have been vaccinated till Thursday.

Of the 11,347 healthcare workers, 4,876 have already received the second dose of Covishield vaccine till date.

According to the official, at least 15,750 healthcare workers and 27,557 frontline workers have registered to receive Covid19 vaccine in the first phase.

She said 4 healthcare workers and 1,308 frontline workers have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday while 845 healthcare workers have received the second dose of the vaccine the same day.

No adverse effect has been reported during vaccination till date, she said.

The health department record said that total of 5,804 beneficiaries, including 2,549 frontline workers have been vaccinated in Aizawl East district till Thursday, 3,571 in Aizawl West district, 1,864 in Champhai district, 1,450 in Kolasib district and 828 in Lawngtlai district.

A total of 3,040 people have so far been administered the first dose of Covid19 in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district, 1,813 in Mamit district, 1,799 in Serchhip district and 786 people have been vaccinated in Siaha district.

Mizoram on Thursday reported no Covid19 cases.

The total count of Covid19 cases in the state is 4,413, of which 4,382 people have recovered from the virus.

Two people were discharged from Covid-19 Care Centres on Thursday.

There are 21 active cases in the state. The Covid19 death toll in the state is 10.

The state has also tested 2,29,425 samples till date.

Mizoram reported its first Covid-19 case on March 24 last year and the first fatality on October 28.

Analysis of the trend shows that the infection rate was high between August and November last year, officials said.

However, a declining trend has been observed since November with the number of recovered cases exceeding the number of new cases, they said.

The infection rate is slowly declining from 59.6% on June 30, 2020 to 1.93% on February 25, 2021.

The recovery rate also showed an upward trend from 40.4% on June 30 to 99.30% on Thursday.

This is attributed to the continued observation of Covid19 No Tolerance drive, rigorous contact tracing or testing, collective efforts of the government, churches, NGOs, local volunteers and active adherence to Covid-19 protocols by the public, officials said.

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