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Aizawl: At least 20 people, including 8 security personnel, tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s tally to 2,148, a health department official said.

Of the 20 fresh cases, 9 cases were reported from Aizawl district, 8 from Lunglei district and one case each was reported from Serchhip, Saitual and Lawngtlai districts, the official said.

He said that the new patients included 14 males and 6 females.

7 Assam Rifles personnel, 1 Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and a 2-month-old infant are among the newly infected patients, he said.

Of the 20 patients, 16 people, including 7 Assam Rifles personnel have no travel history while the rest 4 have returned from other states.

He said that only one patient has developed symptoms of Covid-19 and the rest 19 were asymptomatic.

According to health department, there are 261 active cases in the state while a total of 1,887 people have already recovered from the virus. The recovery rate is 87.85%.

As many as 84,882 samples have been tested till date.

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