Mizoram’s Covid19 count crossed 5,000-mark in the last 24 hours as 90 more people including 9 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel tested positive for Coronavirus, an official said.

With this, the total number of Covid19 cases in Mizoram now stands at 5,085, of which 504 are active, the official said.

Of the 90 new Covid19 positive cases, 69 were reported from Aizawl district, 16 from Lawngtlai district, 2 cases each from Mamit and Kolasib districts and one case was reported from the Serchhip district, the official said.

He said 9 CRPF jawans posted at Lengpui near Aizawl and 17 children aged between 4 months and 15 years were among the newly-infected people.

Of the new Covid19 cases, 31 patients have travel history while the rest 59 were locally-infected, he said.

A total of 29 patients, out of 90, have developed Covid19 symptoms.

As many as 4,569 people have recovered from the disease and the recovery rate is 89.86%.

Covid19 has claimed a total of 12 people in Mizoram so far.

At least 2,605 samples were tested on Tuesday and the infection rate for this particular day was 3.45% while the overall infection rate is 1.82%.

Mizoram has so far conducted 2,80,243 tests for Covid19.

Meanwhile, state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi said 1,36,235 people, including 32,773 senior citizens, have been inoculated till Tuesday and 35,501 of them have received both doses of the Covid19 vaccine.

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