62 more policemen, who recently returned from West Bengal after poll duty, were among the 238 people, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Mizoram. 

The policemen have been placed under quarantine since their arrival in the state in the last week of April, an official said on Wednesday. 

Besides, two Assam Rifles personnel, a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, two healthcare workers and 6 members from a family were among the newly infected people, he said. 

Earlier last week, 109 policemen who had returned from West Bengal after election duty also tested COVID-19 positive.  

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According to the official, at least 3,218 samples were tested in the last 24 hours of which 7.40 per cent came out as positive for COVID-19 to be the highest ever single-day spike in the state. 

A total of 238 new COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in Mizoram. 

Of the fresh cases, 146 cases were reported from Aizawl district, 42 from Serchhip district, 27 from Mamit district, 7 from Lawngtali district, 8 from Kolasib district and 4 cases each were reported from Lunglei and Saitual districts. 

92 patients have travel history, while 92 others were diagnosed with COVID-19 during contact tracing and it is to ascertain how the remaining 54 patients contracted the virus, he said. 

103 patients have developed symptoms of COVID -19, while the rest are asymptomatic, he added. 

Mizoram now has 1,609 active cases, while 5,168 people have recovered from the infection. 

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The death toll in the state is 17. 

The state has conducted 3,16,793 samples test till date. 

According to state immunization officer, 2,16,789 people including 54,924 senior citizens have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine till Tuesday. 

Of this, 46,751 beneficiaries have received full dose of the vaccine, he said. 


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