AIZAWL, April 21 - Four more persons at the Mizoram House in Mumbai tested positive for COVID-19 today, taking the number of positive cases in the lodge to eight, Mizoram Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana said today.
Two cancer patients are among the four new COVID-19 patients. The other two include an attendant of another cancer patient (who has, however, tested negative), and a Mizoram House employee, a local resident of Mumbai. The first three are residents of Mizoram.
Lalthangliana said after a 26-year-old woman � a cancer patient � tested positive on April 14, samples of 20 occupants of the Mizoram House were collected, out of which three were found positive. The woman had been staying at the Mizoram House along with other cancer patients from Mizoram undergoing treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital. On April 18, all the remaining 35 people in the lodge were tested, and all of them were found to be negative. However, it transpired today that some samples had wrongly tested negative.
�When samples of those who had already tested negative, including those of the Mizoram House employees were tested again, four were found to be positive,� the Mizoram Health Minister said. While two of the COVID-19 patients were admitted to the Seven Hills Hospital, the other two have been put in a quarantine facility.