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Mizoram discharges 61 COVID patients at once, 29 cases still active

Mizoram's first COVI D patient, a 50-year-old patient who had returned from the Netherlands, had tested positive on March 25

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Jun 2020 1:03 PM GMT

Guwahati: As many as 61 Covid-19 patients from Mizoram were discharged today after recovering from the viral disease.

With the discharge of this batch of patients, the number of cured/discharged cases has risen to 122, while the number of active cases has come down sharply to only 29. Of the released patients, 45 are from Lunglei, 8 from Mamit, 7 from Aizawl, and 1 from Kolasib districts.

In another positive development, the state has not reported a single case of the virus in the last 24 hours. Although 531 samples were tested at the Zoram Medical College (ZMC) lab yesterday, all the results came back negative while results for 44 samples (1 from an Aizawl native and 43 from Siaha natives) are awaited.

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. To counter the spread of the virus, Mizoram declared a lockdown across the state that came into effect on June 9. 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. The lockdown restrictions have since been eased up by the Government, largely owing to the good recovery rate that has been witnessed in recent times.

It needs mention here that with 18,522 positive cases reported on Tuesday, India's Covid-19 caseload stands at 5,66,840. The death toll was 16,893, while the number of recovered patients was over 3.34 lakh.

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