Mizoram has reported 35 new COVID19 positive cases on Tuesday, taking the state’s total count to 953, which is 47 short of 1,000-mark.

The department of information and public relation (DIPR), Mizoram on Tuesday said of the new positive cases detected in the last 24 hours, 26 are males and 9 are females.

The DIPR in a statement said at least 523 samples were tested at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) and Lunglei civil hospital on Monday and 30 of them came out positive for COVID19.

Besides, out of 1,043 samples, 5 were found positive for COVID19 during Rapid Antigen Test, the statement said.

A total of 31 cases have been reported from Aizawl district and 2 cases each have been reported from Kolasib and Mamit districts.

Of the 35 patients, 24 were infected by the virus through local contacts while the remaining 11 patients returned from outside the state.

A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and two truck drivers were among the new infected patients, the statement said.

Meanwhile, 3 persons including 2 BSF jawans have recovered from the disease and discharged from a Covid Care Centre (CCC) in Lunglei district on Tuesday, a health department official said.

The health official said the total number of active patients in Mizoram now stands at 489 while 464 people have recovered from the disease.

Mizoram is the only state in the country with less than 1,000 cases and zero fatality due to COVID19.

Lakshadweep continues to be COVID19-free, with no cases having been detected in the island so far.

Among the eight Northeastern states, Assam has reported the highest COVID19 cases at 92,619 followed by Tripura at 8,920, according to latest records of the health departments of the respective states.

Manipur has reported 5,362 cases, Nagaland 3,752, Arunachal Pradesh 3,312, Meghalaya 1,994 and Sikkim reported 1,446 cases, reports said.

As far as fatality is concerned, Assam has reported the highest death toll at 252, followed by Tripura at 78.

So far, at least 22 people have died due to COVID19 in Manipur, 8 in Nagaland, 8 in Meghalaya, 5 in Arunachal Pradesh and 3 people have died in Sikkim, say reports.

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