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AIZAWL: Though Mizoram witnessed a decline in daily Covid-19 cases, the state had surpassed Manipur in the total number of infections to become number 2 among the 8 northeastern states, after Assam, the largest and most populous state in the region.
Mizoram’s total infections rose to 1,24,026 on Friday as against Manipur’s 1,23,957 on the same day while Assam remained at the top in the northeast.
The state logged 508 new Covid-19 infections during the last 24 hours and contributed 63.74% of the total 797 fresh infections in the 8 northeastern states while the state contributed 54.59% of the total active cases in the entire region.
The state remains among the top five highest Covid-19 daily infections during the last 24 hours in the country, and has the lowest recovery rate among the 8 northeastern states at 94.69%, followed by Nagaland at 97.23%.
While Mizoram took the lead in daily Covid-19 new infection cases in the region for consecutive 69 days, it ceased to be on the top for a day on November 1, but continued to be on the top again from the next day till Friday.
With four Covid-19 related deaths being recorded during the last 24 hours, the total number of deaths due to the pandemic rose to 444 (0.36% of the total infections).



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