Mizoram’s COVID-19 active caseload drops to 7,766

Mizoram’s cumulative number of COVID-19 confirmed cases has reached 1,18,949 as 740 more people tested positive for the disease, while its death toll mounted to 422.


Mizoram in Northeast India, which saw an alarming rise in the number of daily new positive cases, has been witnessing a downtrend for the past few days. It's COVID-19 active caseload has dropped to 7,766, sixth highest from its earlier third highest tally among all states and Union territories in India, according to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry early Wednesday.

The state’s cumulative number of COVID-19 confirmed cases has reached 1,18,949 as 740 more people tested positive for the disease while its death toll mounted to 422.

The number of recoveries reached 1,10,761 and its current recovery rate is 93.12 per cent.

Among the 11 districts in the state, Aizawl has the highest number of active cases – 4257, and 299 people succumbed to the disease so far. Its cumulative COVID-19 confirmed cases reached 73,868.

Khawzawl district has 32 COVID-19 active cases, lowest in the state, and zero death case so far.

Meanwhile, 12,07,996 people in the state have been administered the Covid-19 vaccine so far.

The country’s COVID-19 total confirmed cases mounted to 3,42,15,653, while its death toll climbed to 4,55,653 as of Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the state government on October 24 issued a revised SOP for COVID-19 Sample Test

Following the recommendations of the State Level Expert Team for Covid-19 Management, and in supersession of the guidelines for testing for Covid-19 dated 18.10.2021, the following guidelines are hereby notified for strict compliance by all concerned with immediate effect until further order.

Persons to be tested for Covid-19

All persons belonging to the following categories shall be tested for Covid-19 as follows:

1.1 All person entering the State of Mizoram, as per the standing SOP for screening at Entry Points.

1.2 All persons who have symptoms of Covid-19 (regardless of vaccination status of prior Covid-19 infection, etc), such as - fever, sore throat, cough, rhinitis, diarrhoea, anosmia (reduced or loss of sense of smell) and shortness of breath (SOB), should be tested immediately with Rapid Antigen Test (RAgT).

1.3 Close contact/ primary high risk contact {persons who have been within a distance of 6 feet of confirmed Covid-19 case for at least 15 minutes without any protection such as face mask) should be tested with RT-PCR/ TrueNat within 5-10 days following the known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed Covid-19 case.

Fully vaccinated persons should also be tested, however, it is not necessary to quarantine such persons during the said period of 5-10 days; they should strictly follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) instead.

Persons who have recovered from Covid-19 within the last three months do not need to get tested even if they have been exposed to confirmed Covid-19 cases, unless they develop new symptoms; however, if they are family members of a Covid-19 patient and are under ‘Home Isolation’, they should follow the latest SOPs for Contact Tracing and Home Isolation.

1.4 Persons who have been advised by their healthcare provider or authority concerned for Covid-19 test.

No dead body of any person should be tested for Covid-19, according to the new order.

 

First Published:Oct. 27, 2021, 1:29 p.m.

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