Aizawl, Jun 15: Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 15,631 as 268 more people tested positive for the infection, an official said on Tuesday.
Of the 268 fresh cases, 200 cases were reported from Aizawl district and the rest from Kolasib, Lunglei, Siaha, Lawngtlai, Saitual, Mamit and Serchhip districts, he said.
More than 71 children and two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were among the newly infected people, he said.
Eleven patients have travel history and the rest 257 were found to have locally contracted the infection, the official said.
At least 144 patients have developed symptoms of COVID-19, he said.
Mizoram now has 3,682 active COVID-19 active cases, while 11,879 people have recovered from the infection, including 131 people on Monday, he said.
The COVID-19 death toll in the state so far is 70. The COVID-19 recovery rate now is 75.99 per cent and the death rate is 0.44 per cent.
The state has tested 4,36,556 samples for COVID-19 till date, including 4,248 on Monday.
According to state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi, a total of 2,99,068 people have been inoculated in the State of which 2,45,823 have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 53,245 people have received both doses of the vaccine.