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Covid-19 in Mizoram: 633 samples tested, none positive

There are 120 active cases of the Covid-19 in Mizoram, where a single patient has been discharged after being cured

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Jun 2020 9:41 AM GMT

Guwahati: Out of the 633 samples that were tested in Mizoram on Tuesday, not a single tested Covid-19 positive. There are currently 120 active patients of the Covid-19 in Mizoram.

A total of 821 samples from Siaha, Lawngtlai, Kolasib, Hnahthial, Lunglei, and Aizawl districts were tested at the Zoram Medical College (ZMC) laboratory yesterday. 633 samples were confirmed negative for Covid-19 late last night, while the test for the remaining 188 will continue today. No new cases detected", read a tweet sent out from the official account of the Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Mizoram.

Yesterday, four more persons -- all returnees -- have tested Covid-19 positive in Mizoram, taking the tally of infections in the state up to 121. Officials said that 705 samples were tested in Mizoram on Monday night, out of which four persons -- 1 male and 3 females -- tested Covid-19 positive. While 3 are returnees from Delhi, 1 has returned from Maharashtra.

It may be recalled that Mizoram's first patient, a 50-year-old patient who had returned from the Netherlands, had tested positive on March 25, and to date, remains the only patient who has been discharged after recovering from the contagious illness.

To contain the spread of the virus, Mizoram has announced a complete lockdown in the state that came into effect on June 9 to mitigate the spread of the pathogen. The move, that was announced after a consultative meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Zoramthanga, comes as other states opened malls, restaurants, and places of worship after two months as part of the Central Government's 'Unlock-1' guidelines, expected to return life to normal in a "phased" manner. Subsequently, it was notified that the Mizoram Government has decided to extend the quarantine period from 14 to 21 days.

India reported over 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time after states updated the number of those who died due to the highly contagious disease. The country has so far reported 3,54,065 coronavirus cases; 1,86,935 have recovered. The number of dead is 11,903, while the recovery rate is at 52.79 percent.

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