Mizoram : COVID19 recovery rate increases to 72.18%

With 184 people being discharged from hospitals, the COVID19 recovery rate increased from 62.79% to 72.18%  in Mizoram on Friday,as per a health official.

Altogether 1,289 people have recovered from COVID19 so far, the official said.

The official said the recovery of 184 people on Friday was the highest single-day count in the state since the first patient was recovered on May 9

He said 14 Assam Rifles personnel isolated at a Covid Care Centre (CCC) at Zokhawsang on the outskirts of Aizawl were among the 184 discharged people.

Of the 183 people, were discharged from Zoram Medical College (ZMC), 73 from a government CCC at Thingsulthliah in Aizawl district, 37 from Serchhip district, 17 from a community facility in Aizawl, 15 from Tanhril CCC on the outskirts of Aizawl, 4 each from Lunglei and Saitual districts, 2 from Kolasib district, 1 from Siaha district and the remaining 14 from Zokhawsang facility, he said.

According to the official, the number of active cases now stands at 497.

He said that Saitual district in the southern part of the state is COVID19 free now as its lone patient has recovered on Friday.

Mizoram reported the first Covid-19 case on March 24 and the first patient, who had travel history abroad, was discharged from Zoram Medical College (ZMC) near Aizawl on May 9.

With 12 people tested positive for Covid-19, the state reported Covid-19 cases for the second time on June 1.

Since then the state has been witnessing a spike in Covid-19 cases, prompting the state government to announce a complete lockdown in Aizawl city area and 10 other district headquarters during June to contain the spread of COVID19.

In a sequence of nationwide lockdown, the state also observed state-wide total lockdown till May 31.

Between August 16 and 23, a complete lockdown was again clamped in Aizawl city area and again partial lockdown between September 10-20 to expedite contact tracing and sample test following the surge in locally transmitted cases in Aizawl city area.

So far, 1,786 people have tested positive for the virus in 6 months.

On June 30, Mizoram reported a total recovery rate of 80.70%.

Recently, the state government issued new guidelines regulating contact tracing and sample tests.

The guideline said that priority will be given to those primary high-risk contacts in terms of sample test and samples of secondary contacts will be tested only if the primary high-risk group with whom they came in contact are diagnosed with the virus.

Primary low-risk groups (who have contact with positive patients but have less chance of being infected) will not be tested unless they develop symptoms of Covid-19, the guidelines said.