Aizawl, October 29: Mizoram’s COVID-19 tally rose to 2,656 on Thursday as 49 more people, including 20 school students, tested positive for the infection, a health official said.
Aizawl district reported the highest number of new cases at 43, followed by four in Lawngtlai and one each in Sercchip and Lunglei, he said.
Seven new patients, including an Army jawan, have travel history, while 42 infections were detected during contact tracing, the official said.
Thirty-six infections were detected during RT-PCR tests, 11 through rapid antigen tests and two with the help of TrueNat machines, he said.
Mizoram now has 417 active coronavirus cases, while 2,238 people have recovered from the disease so far, the official said.
The northeastern state reported its first coronavirus fatality on Wednesday as a 62-year-old man succumbed to the disease.
The state administration had on October 26 shut all schools that had reopened for students of classes 10 and 12 on October 16. The measure was taken after a spike in locally transmitted COVID-19 cases was witnessed.
Mizoram has so far tested 1,09,476 samples for COVID- 19, including 1,665 on Wednesday, he added. (PTI)