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88 children among 440 new COVID-19 patients in Mizoram

AIZAWL: Mizoram’s COVID-19 tally has risen up to 57,962 today as 440 more people, including 88 children have tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

Mizoram’s COVID-19 death toll rose up to 213 as a 68-year-old woman from Aizawl succumbed to the infection.

Aizawl reported the highest number of new cases at 310, followed by Mamit (74) and Kolasib (15), he said, adding that all the fresh infections were detected during contact tracing and the single-day positivity rate stood at 22.59 percent.

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Mizoram currently has 8,510 active cases of the infection, while 49,239 people have recovered from the infection so far, including 271 on Sunday.

The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stood at 84.95 percent, while the mortality rate was at 0.36 percent.

The state has so far tested over 8.47 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 1,948 in the last 24 hours.

More than 6.54 lakh people have been inoculated to date, of whom 2.35 lakh have been fully vaccinated.

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