Aizawl: Mizoram‘s COVID-19 count reached 7,382 on Saturday as 235 people, including 47 policemen who returned from West Bengal after election duty, tested positive for the coronavirus, an official said.

The policemen initially tested negative for COVID-19 and were placed under quarantine since their arrival in the state in the last week of April, he said.

About 32 children and a healthcare worker also tested positive for COVID-19, he said. He said that 2,965 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and 5.70 per cent of them came out positive for COVID-19.

As many as 102 cases were confirmed at Zoram Medical College’s RT-PCR laboratory in Aizawl, 12 at TrueNat facilities from two districts and 121 cases were detected through Rapid Antigen Test from various districts, the official said.

Of the 235 cases, Aizawl reported the highest cases at 117, followed by Serchhip district, which reported 59 cases.

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Kolasib district reported 30 cases, Lunglei district-12, Siaha district-5, Lawngtlai district-4, Mamit district-6 and Khawzawl district reported 2 cases.

Seventy-six patients have travel history and the rest 159 were found to have locally contracted the infection, the official said. Of the 235 patients, 76 have developed symptoms of Covid-19, he said.

Mizoram now has 1,906 active cases, while 5,459 people have recovered from the infection. As many as 108 people recovered on Friday.

The COVID-19 death toll in the state is 17.

The northeastern state has conducted 3,26,236 samples test till date.

According to state immunization officer Dr Lalzawmi, a total of 2,25,387 people have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 47,778of them have received both doses of the vaccine till Friday.



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