Mizoram health minister Dr R Lalthangliana on Tuesday said three more people from Mizoram and a staff of Mizoram House have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mumbai according to their second test.
He said the newly infected patients included two cancer patients, an attendant and a non-tribal, who is a sweeper in Mizoram House in Mumbai.
With these, at least 8 people from Mizoram, including a staff, who are currently camping at Mizoram House in Mumbai, have tested positive for novel coronavirus so far, he said.
Lalthangliana said 20 samples were collected and tested on April 14 and three of them came out positive on Saturday (April 18).
Another 35 samples of the inmates of Mizoram house were also tested on Saturday but all of them tested negative, he said.
He said samples of 17 people, who had earlier tested negative for the novel coronavirus on April 18, were re-tested and four of them were found to be positive for the deadly virus on Tuesday.
According to the health minister, two of the newly infected persons were admitted at a Covid-19 dedicated hospital, Seven Hills Hospital, while two others were quarantined at a designated quarantine facility in Mumbai.
He said the eight Covid-19 patients in Mumbai are out of danger and they will be given best medical care available in the country.
On April 13, a 22-year-old woman from Aizawl, was found infected with the virus in Mumbai.
She arrived in Mumbai in February and lodged at Mizoram House.
She was initially undergoing treatment for cancer at TATA memorial hospital and has been shifted to St George hospital for COVID-19 treatment.
Again on Saturday, three people, including two cancer patients, had tested positive for novel coronavirus.
Mizoram reported only one local case for COVID-19 so far.