The Covid-19 cases in Mizoram have increased to 1, 42,248 following 347 more people tested positive for the virus.

The Covid fatalities in the north-eastern state rose to 552 as six more patients succumbed to the infection, said a health official.

The single-day positivity rate dipped to 15.66 per cent from 23.40 per cent on the previous day.

Mamit district registered the highest number of fresh cases at 96, followed by Aizawl (75) and Serchhip (56). Four fresh fatalities were reported in Champhai and two in Aizawl.

The state now has 1,720 active cases, while 1,39,976 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 112 on Tuesday.

The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients stood at 98.40 per cent, while the mortality rate was at 0.38 per cent.

The administration has thus far tested more than 15.13 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 2,216 on Monday.

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