COVID-19 in Mizoram: Positive cases rise to 34

All the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mizoram are returnees from outside the state.

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Total COVID-19 positive cases in Mizoram has reached 34 with the state reporting 12 fresh cases of the disease in the past 48 hours. Eight males and four females were tested positive for COVID-19 during this period, the health department.

With this recovery and discharge of the first case, Mizoram has 33 active COVID-19 cases as of now.

All the confirmed COVID-19 cases are returnees from outside the state. The first case was reported on March 24.

According to the Health department source, all the fresh cases are asymptomatic. They are among those 552 samples tested on Friday and Saturday at Zoram Medical College in Aizawl.

Meanwhile, among the 33 active cases in Mizoram, 21 are females and 12 are males.

It is likely that Mizoram will report more COVID-19 cases in the coming days as stranded people continue to return in large numbers. Accordingly, the Health department is also collecting samples for testing in a concerted manner in the past few days from various quarantine centres across the state, the department said.

Till date, Mizoram has not reported any case of fatality due to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Mizoram Health minister Dr R Lalthangliana appealed the people not to panic as all the cases reported in the state are “imported” and there is no local transmission till date.

First Published:June 7, 2020, 9:41 p.m.

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