With 40 new cases of COVID-19, Mizoram tally rises to 1,468

As many as 40 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s tally to 1,468, an official said on September 15.

The official said that at least 1,306 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, of which 26 males and 14 females were found infected with the virus.

Of the 40 new COVID-19 cases, 35 were reported from Aizawl district, two from Hnahthial district and one each from Lunglei, Khawzawl and Lawngtlai districts, he said.

According to the official, majority of the new patients were asymptomatic.

According to the health department, as many as 51,316 samples have been tested till September 14.

Meanwhile, the state government is mulling to allow “home isolation” for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients amid shortage of COVID-19 care centres faced by the government to treat COVID-19 infected people, an official said.

According to officials, the state government has notified at least 35 COVID-19 care centres across the state where about 1700 patients could be admitted.

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