COVID-19 cases down in Mizoram: health minister
Aizawl: Mizoram Health Minister R. Lalthangliana said on Friday that although the state is reporting more COVID-19 cases daily than other states, the number of patients affected by the disease and requiring hospitalization has dropped significantly. .
In a meeting with health officials, doctors, NGOs and churches, Lalthangliana said the facility crisis and other COVID-19 related crises in the state have reduced significantly due to of the decline in the number of patients requiring treatment at Zoram Medical College (ZMC), dedicated COVID-19 health centers, COVID-19 care centers and community care centers in the state.
He said the higher number of corona patients in the state is due to aggressive testing, which is no longer done in other states. However, deaths from the disease are significantly low in Mizoram compared to other states.
Mass testing is still ongoing in parts of Mizoram, he said.
The state reported 396 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, down 78 from the previous day, bringing the state’s total to 2,20,026, a health department official said.
The death toll from the disease rose to 667 as one more person succumbed to the infection in the past 24 hours, he said.
However, 530 people recovered from the virus on Friday, he said.
The number of active cases now stands at 3,029, while 2,16,330 people have recovered from the infection so far, the official said.
The cure rate is 98.32% and the mortality rate is 0.30%.
The state has so far tested over 18.62 lakh of samples for COVID-19, the official said.
According to the state immunization officer, Lalmuanawma Jongte, more than 8 lakh people have been vaccinated till Thursday and 6.55 lakh of them have been fully vaccinated.
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