AIZAWL: Mizoram in the past 24 hours logged its highest-ever COVID-19 positive cases, with 662 out of 1877 samples testing positive for the virus.
This is a 35.26% positive rate, which means that 16 people out of every 1,000 are testing positive for COVID-19.
This figure has surfaced after a mass emergency test was done at Thutak Nunpuitu Team (TNT) camp- an orphanage and a de-addiction clinic located in Aizawl, yesterday. The centre also comprises a psychiatric ward.
Some campers were tested before being discharged from the center last week after completing their de-addiction course. The state health minister was notified right away when many of these campers tested positive for COVID-19.
A team of doctors and nurses from Trinity hospital, Ebenezer hospital, and Aizawl hospital, along with COVID-19 Medical Operational Team Chairman Dr. Thiamsanga and Mizoram state spokesperson on COVID, Dr. Pachuau Lalmalsawma, went to TNT yesterday to conduct a mass emergency test on the residents.
989 samples of people between 2-80 years were tested and 528 people tested positive for Covid-19. It’s a positive rating of 53.38 %.
According to Dr. Pachuau Lalmalsawma, more tests are going on; including RT-PCR re-test for all negative samples and results will be updated.
From the remaining 865 samples tested through RAgT, 129 tested positive for the infection.
From 23 samples tested by TrueNAt laboratories of various districts, 5 tested positive for the virus.
Mizoram‘s cumulative number of COVID-19 cases stands at 17,605 with 13,390 cured and discharged.
The state currently has 4,132 active cases of the infection with 83 deaths.
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