Mizoram COVID-19 postive tally rises to 140

Mizoram health department on Saturday reported 10 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, all returnees from other states.

Mizoram has reported 10 more new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the state’s total tally to 140, officials from the state health department said on Saturday.

All the 10 Covid-19 confirmed patients are returnees from other states. While seven returned from Maharashtra, three others returned from Delhi, a release by the state Information and Public Relations Department stated.

Nine of the 10 patients are asymptomatic and of the 140 total cases, 131 are active while nine people have recovered, it said.

Four of the new patients are from Mamit district while three are from Champhai, two from Serchhip and one from Khawzawl district, it added.

The spike in the Covid-19 cases in Mizoram began on June, nearly after a month of the recovery of the first case that was reported on March 24. The patient, who had returned from the Netherlands, had recovered from the illness and discharged from the hospital on May 9.

First Published:June 20, 2020, 11:08 a.m.

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