Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases, a four-member central team has arrived at Mizoram to assess the situation in the northeastern state.

Mizoram Health and Family Welfare Department officials said that the Covid positivity rate in the state stands at an alarming 10.27 per cent.

According to the Union Health Ministry data on Tuesday, the Covid active case ratio in Mizoram currently stands at 1.02 per cent, highest in the country.

Mizoram state nodal officer for the integrated disease control and surveillance programme Pachuau Lalmalsawma said that during its five-day-long visit, the multi-disciplinary Central team would visit Kolasib and other districts, different Covid Care Centres and the Zoram Medical College and Hospital besides holding a series of meetings with the state government officials.

“Before leaving the state on Friday, the central team would suggest ways and means to contain the spread of the Covid-19,” Lalmalsawma said.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, against the national average of 1.38 per cent, Mizoram’s Covid fatality rate is 0.38 per cent, the lowest among all states in the country.

Health officials said that a total of 1,40,748 people have so far tested positive and 541 people succumbed to the disease.

The recovery rate in the mountainous state is 98.71 per cent as against the national average of 98.40 per cent.

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