Mizoram on Saturday reported 645 new Covid-19 cases at a single-day positivity rate of 9.56 per cent, pushing the state’s tally to 51,604, a health department official said.
About 118 children, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan a healthcare frontline warrior were among the newly infected people, he said.
The fresh cases were reported from various districts with Aizawl district reporting the highest at 391, followed by Kolasib district at 76 and Lawngtlai district at 59, he said.
Of the 645 fresh cases, 97 cases were confirmed at an RT-PCR laboratory in Zoram Medical College (ZMC), 502 were detected through Rapid Antigen Test from various districts, 44 through TrueNat tests and 2 cases were detected through Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA), he said.
Three patients have travel history, while the rest 641 were found to have locally contracted the virus, he said.
348 patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19 and the remaining 297 are asymptomatic, he said.
The number of active cases now stands at 7,044, while 44,368 people have recovered from the infection, including 1,223 people on Friday.
At least 192 people have succumbed to the infection so far.
The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients is 85.97 per cent and death rate is 0.37 per cent.
The state has tested more than 7.79 lakh samples for Covid-19 till date, including 6,744 on Friday.
According to state immunization officer Dr. Lalzawmi, over 6.50 lakh people have been vaccinated, of which more than 2.26 lakh people have received full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine till Friday.