COVID-19 tally touches 272 in Mizoram

Five people, including a woman, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Mizoram, taking the state’s tally to 272, an official informed on July 17.

The state Information and Public Relation department said the new cases were confirmed at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on July 16 night.

It further said that at least 248 samples were tested at ZMC on July 16, out of which 3 people from Aizawl district and 2 from Serchhip district have tested positive for COVID-19.

The newly COVID-19 infected patients have returned from Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Nagaland and Tripura, it said.

The patients aged 20-39 have been placed under quarantine since their arrival in the state and all are asymptomatic, the statement added.

Meanwhile, an official said that at least 24 samples of active patients, including 12 BSF jawans, were retested at Lunglei civil hospital on July 16 and 20 of them came out as negative in the first test.

A confirmation test will be conducted again, he said.

There are 112 active cases in the state while 160 people have already recovered from the disease.

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