Mizoram’s covid19 tally rises to 18,409 today as 430 people, including 103 jail inmates, tested positive for the covid19 infection, a health official said.
All the infected prisoners are inmates of Central Jail, Aizawl, he said.
A total of 73 children, six security personnel and two healthcare workers are also among the new patients, the official added.
Aizawl district registered the highest number of new cases at 299, followed by Lawngtlai (52) and Kolasib (30), he claimed.
Nine patients have travel history, while the remaining 421 fresh infections were detected during contract tracing, the official said.
The new cases were detected among 3,974 samples that were tested, with the highest single-day positivity rate of 10.82 per cent.
On June 21, as many as 528 coronavirus infections were detected in an orphanage and rehabilitation centre in the state capital.
Mizoram now has 4,424 active cases, while 13,900 people have recovered from the disease and 85 patients have succumbed to the infection so far.