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9 policemen among 173 test positive for Covid-19, tally rises to 7,796

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, MAY 11

Mizoram Covid-19 count reached 7,796 on Tuesday as 173 people, including 9 policemen, who have returned from West Bengal after elections duty, have tested positive for the infection, an official said.

 

Three each of Border Security Force (BSF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans and over 20 children have also tested positive for Covid-19, the official said.

 

Of the 173 fresh cases, 142 cases were reported from Aizawl district, 9 from Khawzawl district, 8 from Lunglei district, 5 from Saitual district, 3 from Siaha district, 2 each from Champhai and Mamit districts and 1 case each was reported from Kolasib and Lawngtlai districts, he said. While 29 patients have travel history, the rest were found to have locally contracted the infection.

 

59 patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19 and the rest 114 are asymptomatic, he added.

 

Mizoram now has 1,771 active cases, while 6,002 people have recovered from the infection. The Covid-19 death toll in the state has mounted to 22 with of a 58-yearold man, who died on Monday.

 

The state has tested 3,33,363 samples till date, including 3,558 on Monday. State immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi said that as many as 2,27,481 people, including 57,077 senior citizens have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine till Monday.

 

Of this, 49,650 people have received both doses of the vaccine, she said.

 

(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol. 18 Issue 329 Aizawl Wednesday 12 May 2021 http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=12-05-2021&page_no=1)