Mizoram reports 32 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 3,513

Mizorams COVID-19 tally reached3,513 on Thursday as 32 more people, including 16 policemen,have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, anofficial said on Thursday.

Of the 32 fresh cases, seven cases were reported fromAizawl district, one from Saitual district and eight caseseach were reported from Kolasib, Serchhip and Lawngtlaidistricts, the official said.

Two cases were confirmed at Zoram Medical College(ZMC) with RT-PCR machines, 18 cases at four districthospitals with TrueNat labs and the remaining 12 cases weredetected through Rapid Antigen Test in Aizawl and Lawngtlaidistricts.

Eight personnel each of Mizoram police and 1st IndiaReserve Battalion of Mizoram police, who returned from Biharafter election duty, were among the newly infected people, hesaid.

Of the 32 patients, 18 have travel history while sixpeople were diagnosed with COVID-19 during contact tracing .

Seven patients have developed symptoms of COVID-19while the rest 25 patients were asymptomatic, the officialsaid.

According to him, there are 487 active COVID-19patients in the state, while 3,021 people have recovered fromthe disease.

Of the 487 active patients, 342 belonged to Aizawldistrict, Lunglei (17), Champhai (5), Serchhip (23), Lawngtlai(58), Hnahthial (2), Saitual (4), and Kolasib, Mamit andKhawzawl districts have 12 patients each, he said.

So far, Mizoram has also reported five COVID-19fatalities, all from Aizawl district.

The state has tested 1,35,935 samples for COVID-19till date, including 1,397 on Wednesday.


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