At least 522 people, including 106 children, have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram, pushing the state’s tally to 50,959, a health department official said on Friday.
The state also reported 2 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, which took the death toll to 190, he said.
29 new cases were confirmed at a RT-PCR laboratory in Zoram Medical College(ZMC), 471 were detected through Rapid Antigen Test from various districts, 21 through TrueNat tests and 1 case was detected through Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA), he said.
Of the 522 fresh cases, Aizawl district reported the highest at 281, followed by Kolasib district at 93 and Lawngtlai district at 46, he said.
The single-day positivity rate was 6.79 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 7,677 samples, the official said.
Four patients have travel history while the rest 518 were found to have locally contracted the virus, he said.
313 patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19 and the remaining 209 are asymptomatic, he said.
The number of active cases now stands at 7,624, while 43,145 people have recovered from the infection, including 1,126 people on Thursday.
The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients is 84.66 per cent ant the death rate is 0.37 per cent.
The state has tested more than 7.72 lakh samples for Covid-19 so far.
According to state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi, over 6.49 lakh people have been vaccinated, of which more than 2.25 lakh people have received full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine till Thursday.