Mizoram reported 207 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 23 more than the previous day, pushing the state’s tally to 1,40,955, a health department official said. 

The state reported 184 cases on Tuesday. 

The death toll rose to 541 as two more persons from Kolasib and Champhai districts have succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said. 

 The single-day positivity rate dipped to 6.70 per cent from 10.27 per cent the previous day, he said.  

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At least 60 children were among the newly infected people, he said. 

Aizawl district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 75, followed by Mamit (32) and Serchhip (29), he said. 

The northeastern state now has 1,483 active cases, while 1,38,931 people have so far recovered from the infection and 157 of them have recovered in the last 24 hours, the official said. 

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients is 98.56 per cent, which is higher than the national average of 98.40 per cent and the death rate is 0.38 per cent, which is less than the national average of 1.38 per cent, he said. 

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The state has so far tested more than 15 lakh samples for COVID-19 and 3,090 samples were tested on Tuesday. 

Over 7.30 lakh people have been inoculated and 5.87 lakh of them have received full dose till Tuesday, state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi said. 

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) handed over test kits worth Rs 4 crores to Mizoram on Tuesday.  

The South Korean made 3,60,000 numbers of Rapid Antigen Test kits and 1,80,000 numbers of RT-PCR test kits were received by state health minister Dr R Lalthangliana from WHO Surveillance Medical Officer Dr Lalhlimpuii. 

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