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Three more people, including two females, have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s tally to 145, an official said.

State health department spokesperson on COVID-19, Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma Pachuau said that the three cases were confirmed at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Tuesday night.

He said that 620 samples were tested at ZMC and another 27 samples at Lunglei civil hospital on Tuesday, of which 1 male and 2 female have been found infected with COVID-19.

Two patients were Delhi returnees and have been placed under institutional quarantine facilities before they tested positive for COVID-19 while one was a non-returnee contracting the virus from her father- a bus conductor, who tested positive for COVID-19 on June 13, he said.

Pachuau, who also the state nodal officer of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), said that there is nothing to panic as the non-returnee was placed under home quarantine before she tested positive for the deadly virus and was sent to ZMC on Wednesday morning.

Of the 3 new patients, 2 belonged to Aizawl district and 1 to Lunglei district, he said.

According to Pachuau, Mizoram has so far reported two cases of local transmission but he ruled out any community transmission.

Meanwhile, a statement issued by the information and public relation department said that 5 patients- 4 from Champhai district and 1 from Aizawl have recovered and were discharged from hospitals on Wednesday.

The 5 recovered patients included 3 males and 2 females and they have been advised one-week self-monitoring at their homes, the statement said.

With the five recovered patients, at least 24 people have recovered from the infection so far.

Mizoram as on Wednesday has 121 are active cases.

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