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Mizoram logs 184 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 7,174

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, MAY 7

 

At least 184 people, including 6 policemen, who recently returned from West Bengal after poll duty, have tested positive for novel coronavirus, taking the state’s tally to 7,147, an official said.

 

Seven personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, two healthcare workers and an Indian Army personnel were also among the newly infected patients, he said.

 

Of the fresh cases, 146 cases were reported from Aizawl district, 11 from Lawngtlai district, 9 from Kolasib district, 5 from Serhhip district, 10 from Lunglei district, 2 from Mamit district and one case was reported from Saitual district.

 

34 patients have travel history, while the rest were found to have locally contracted the infection, the official said.

 

He said that 36 patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19 and the rest 148 are asymptomatic. Mizoram now has 1,671 active cases, while 5,459 people have recovered from the infection.

 

The death toll in the state is 17.

 

The state has conducted 3,23,271 samples test till date, including 3,230 on Thursday.

 

State immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi said that as many as 2,23,805 people have been administered the first dose of Covid19 vaccine and 47,370 of them received full doses of the vaccine till Thursday.

 

(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol. 18 Issue 325 Aizawl Saturday 08 May 2021 http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=08-05-2021&page_no=1)