Mizoram on Tuesday logged 330 new COVID-19 cases, 238 greater than the previous day, with the state’s tally rising to 1,36,784, an official statement said.
The death toll rose to 508 as a 65-year-old man from Aizawl district has succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, the statement issued by state information and public relations department said.
Of the fresh 330 cases, 260 were detected through Rapid Antigen Tests, 40 were confirmed at a RT-PCR laboratory in Zoram Medical College (ZMC), 19 were detected through TrueNat facilities and the remaining 11 cases were detected through FIA (Fluorescent Immunoassay) tests, it said.
The fresh cases put the single-day positivity rate at 8.47 per cent against 5.89 per cent on Monday, it said.
The fresh cases were reported from various districts with Aizawl registering the highest number at 142, followed by Serchhip (49) and Lunglei (29), it said.
Mizoram now has 3,120 COVID-19 active cases, while 310 people have recovered on Monday, taking the total recoveries to 1,33,156.
The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients is 97.34 per cent and the death rate is 0.37 per cent.
The state has so far tested over 14.50 lakh samples for COVID-19 and 3,897 samples were tested on Monday.
According to state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi, 7.22 lakh people have been inoculated and over 5.67 lakh of them received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine till Monday.