Eight-month-old baby among 30 new COVID-19 patients in Mizoram

Mizoram now has 145 active cases, while 2,165 people have recovered from the disease.

By   |  Published: 21st Oct 2020  2:34 pm

Aizawl: At least 30 people, including an eight-month-old baby, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state’s tally to 2,310, a health department official said on Wednesday.

Of the fresh cases, 15 were reported from Aizawl, eight from Serchhip, five from Lunglei and two from Hnahthial district.

“Nine children, including an eight-month-old baby, are among new patients. All five cases from Lunglei are Border Security Force personnel,” the official said.

Twenty-three fresh COVID-19 patients were detected during contact tracing, while seven have travel history, he said.

Of the new cases, 24 are asymptomatic, the official said.

Mizoram now has 145 active cases, while 2,165 people have recovered from the disease, he said.

A total of 98,852 samples have been tested for COVID- 19 in the state so far, he added.