COVID-19: Mizoram Reports Highest-Ever Single Day Spike With 662 Cases

-Ezrela Dalidia Fanai, NET Correspondent, Mizoram

With 662 new cases, Mizoram on June 21 reported its highest-ever single day spike of COVID-19 cases.

With a positivity rate of 35.26 per cent, the cases were reported from a total of 1877 tests.

The reason for this sudden spike in the positivity rate is that on June 20 (Sunday), a mass emergency test was conducted at Thutak Nunpuitu Team (TNT) camp- an orphanage and a de-addiction centre located in Aizawl. The centre also houses a mental ward.

Last week, when some campers have finished their de-addiction course, they were tested before being discharged from the centre. When many of these campers tested positive for COVID-19, the state health minister was immediately informed.

On June 20 a team of doctors and nurses from Trinity hospital, Ebenezer hospital and Aizawl hospital with Covid-19 Medical Operational Team Chairman Dr Thiamsanga and Mizoram State Spokesperson on Covid-19, Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma went to TNT 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. This is a 53.38% positive rate.

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 Covid-19.

From 23 samples tested by TrueNAt laboratories of various districts, 5 tested positive for Covid-19.

Mizoram has 17605 Covid-19 cases with 13390 cured and discharged. The state has 4132 active cases of Covid-19 with 83 deaths.


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