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Mizoram's Covid tally crosses 1K-mark, Tripura's 10K
TIWN Aug 29, 2020
Mizoram's Covid tally crosses 1K-mark, Tripura's 10K
PHOTO : COVID-19 management in Agartala. TIWN File Photo.

Agartala/Aizawl/Guwahati, Aug 29 (TIWN) As the deadly coronavirus continued to spread across the northeast, Mizoram on Friday became the latest state in the region to see its tally cross the 1,000 case mark, while Tripura surpassed the 10,000-mark.

According to Mizoram Health and Family Welfare Department officials, with 29 more cases detected in the past 24 hours, the tally went up to 1,003 while 514 people have recovered from the disease.

Of the 1,003 Covid-19 positive cases, including 175 women, 33.33 per cent belong to Central Para-Military Forces and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

After Assam, Tripura with 10,417 Covid-19 positive cases become the second most affected state among the eight northeastern states. With 93 deaths due to the coronavirus, Tripura's mortality rate is 0.89 per cent against Assam's 0.28 per cent.

In Tripura, 7,037 people recovered from the disease while there 3,284 active cases as on Friday night.

National Health Mission (NHM) officials in Assam said that so far 98,807 people tested positive for the virus and 286 among them died. Of the total cases, 19,211 are active, 79,307 people have recovered and three migrated out of the state.

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