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Aizawl: At least 14 people, including three female, have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, pushing Mizoram’s COVID-19 caseload to 967, an official statement said.

A statement by state Information and Public Relation Department said that six cases were reported from Aizawl district, two from Serchhip district and three each from Kolasib and Mamit districts.

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A BSF jawan and a volunteer of local-level task force, both having no travel history, were among the 14 patients, it said.

The remaining 12 patients had returned from West Bengal Goa, Assam and Karnataka, the statement said.

The Northeastern state reported the first COVID-19 cases on March 24. However, no fatality has been reported till date.

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The number of active patients now stands at 503 while 464 people have already recovered, according to the health department.

According to a bulletin released by the department on Tuesday, a total of 35,214 samples have been tested till date.

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