Mizoram, on Thursday, logged 547 new COVID-19 cases, 193 less than the previous day, with the tally increasing to 1,19,496, an official said. 

The death toll rose to 424 as two more men aged 91 and 52 have succumbed to the infection at a Dedicated COVID-19 Health Centre and a public health centre (PHC), both in Mamit district, he said. 

The 52-year-old victim, who died at a PHC, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday when he had gone for a medical check-up to the health centre.  

He died at the centre around 1:15 am on Thursday, the official said. 

Both the victims had comorbidities, he said. 

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Aizawl district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 255, followed by Serchhip district at 66 and Champhai district at 52.  

According to the official, the single-day positive rate was dipped to 8 per cent from 9.12 per cent the previous day the fresh cases were detected from 6,831 sample tests. 

At least 139 children were among the newly infected people, he said. 

The number of active cases now stands at 7,320, while 991people have recovered on Wednesday, taking the total recoveries to 1,11,752. 

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients is 93.51 per cent and the death rate is 0.35 per cent. 

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More than 12.93 lakh samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far, of which 6,831 samples were tested on Wednesday. 

Over 6.96 lakh people have been inoculated till Wednesday, with 5.1 lakh of them having received both doses of vaccines, state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi said. 

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