Mizoram reports highest single-day spike of COVID, over 150 children infected
The northeastern state of Mizoram reported the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.
A health department official informed that 807 people tested positive, with as many as 150 children among the newly infected individuals, taking the tally to 28,295.
Aizawl reported the highest number of fresh cases at 550, followed by Lunglei (103), Kolasib (56), Lawngtlai (27), Mamit (23), and Champhai (20).
The state also reported two more deaths, which pushed the toll to 125.
Reportedly, 234 news cases were confirmed at the RT-PCR laboratory in Zoram Medical College (ZMC), while 510 cases were detected through Rapid Antigen Tests and the remaining 63 cases were confirmed through TrueNat tests.
According to the official, thirteen of the new patients were found to have travel history, and 537 patients tested positive for the virus during contact tracing, but it is yet to be ascertained how the remaining 257 patients were infected.
Among the new patients, 443 have symptoms, the official said.
(With inputs from agencies)
(Edited by Aparmita Das)