Aizawl: At least 29 people, including 13 Assam Rifles jawans, have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s tally to 267, official sources said.
According to a statement by state information and public relation department, 24 of the new cases were confirmed at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) and five at Lunglei civil hospital on Wednesday night.
The newly infected persons include 13 Assam Rifles personnel, five BSF jawans, a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) staffer and 10 civilians, including a minor, it said.
The statement said that the Assam Rifles personnel were posted at Zokhawsang near Aizawl while five BSF jawans and a NDRF staffer were posted at Vanhne in Lunglei district and Lungverh near Aizawl, respectively.
Nine of the civilians (seven male and two female) are from Lawngtlai district and had returned from Assam and Bihar, while a 3-year-old girl, who belonged to Mamit district, had returned from Arunachal Pradesh, it said.
The five BSF jawans, an Assam Rifles personnel and a NDRF staffer contracted the deadly disease from infected persons, it said.
The statement said that at least 321 samples were tested at ZMC and Lunglei civil hospital on Wednesday.
The newly infected patients are in the age group of 3 to 64.
Meanwhile, a woman, who contacted the virus from her husband, has recovered and was discharged from ZMC on Thursday.
There are 107 COVID-19 active cases in Mizoram while 160 people have already recovered.
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