Aizawl, Jun 24 (PTI) Three more persons, including two
women, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking
the state's tally to 145, an official said on Wednesday.
Of the three cases, two were reported from Aizwal
district and one from Lunglei, he said.
A total of 647 samples were tested at Zoram Medical
College (ZMC) and Lunglei civil hospital on Tuesday, and three
were found positive for the disease, Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma,
spokesperson of the health department on COVID-19, said.
"Of the fresh cases, two had recently come from Delhi
and were in institutional quarantine facilities, while a woman
was found to have contracted the disease through contact with
her father who had tested positive for coronavirus on June
13," he said.
Pachuau, who is also the state nodal officer of the
Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), said there
is nothing to panic as the woman was placed under home
quarantine before she tested positive for the virus.
She was admitted to ZMC on Wednesday morning,
Mizoram currently has 126 active cases, while 19 have
recovered from the infection.
Altogether 11,964 people have so far returned to
Mizoram from different parts of the country and abroad in the
wake of the lockdown, another official said.
"We expect that 1,155 more people will come back soon
and the number of returnees could increase as stranded people
continue to register their names with the state government,"
he added. PTI COR