At least 184 people, including 6 policemen, who recently returned from West Bengal after poll duty, have tested positive for Covid19 in the last 24 hours.
With the new cases, Mizoram’s Covid19 positive tally increased to 7,147, an official said.
Seven personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans, two healthcare workers and an Indian Army personnel were among the newly-infected patients, the official said.
Of the new cases, 146 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 the Saitual district.
A total of 34 patients have travel history while the rest were infected locally, the official said.
He said 36 patients have developed symptoms of Covid19 and the rest 148 are asymptomatic.
Mizoram currently has 1,779 active cases while 5,351 people have been discharged after their recovery from the disease.
The death toll in Mizoram stands at 17.
The state has conducted 3,23,271 Covid19 tests till date, including 3,230 on Thursday.
State immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi said 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.