Mizoram reports highest single-day COVID-19 cases

A total of 55 more COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Mizoram on Sunday.

Mizoram reported the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with the detection of 55 cases of the disease.

According to the health department, with the latest cases, Mizoram has so far reported 468 COVID-19 cases. The state reported the first case of the disease on March 24.

The health department said that of the 55 fresh cases of COVID-19, 54 cases were detected from Aizawl district and one case from Lunglei district.

It can be noted here that Mizoram reported the second highest single day increase of COVID-19 cases on July 10 with the detection of 51 cases of the disease.

The health department then said that of the 55 fresh cases of COVID-19, 47 are security force personnel and the remaining cases are civilians.

According to the latest update on COVID-19, 230 (49.14%) cases are security force personnel and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) staffers while 238 (50.85%) cases are civilians.

Meanwhile, the total number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in the state has risen to 253  on Sunday. With this, the number of active cases of the disease stands at 215

First Published: Aug. 2, 2020, 10:09 p.m.