AIZAWL, July 28 - With 23 new cases, Mizoram�s COVID-19 tally today surged to 384.
Of the 23 new cases, 22 are Assam Rifles personnel who had returned from different States. They have been placed in quarantine facility and are asymptomatic.
The only civilian among the new cases is a 34-year-old man who had returned from Nepal and was admitted to the Zoram Medical College (ZMC) as he had developed symptoms.
Altogether, 358 swab samples were tested at the ZMC laboratory on Monday. An official source said those who tested negative, included primary contacts of a doctor who tested positive for the virus last week.
Meanwhile, five recovered patients were discharged today. A three-year-old girl was discharged from the COVID Care Centre in Mamit district. Four cured patients � all National Disaster Response Force personnel � were discharged, two each from the ZMC and the COVID Care Centre, Thenzawl.
Mizoram has so far reported 384 COVID-19 cases, of which 186 are active and 198 are recovered cases.
An official source said 153 of the active cases belong to the BSF, the Assam Rifles, the NDRF and the Army, which account for over 80 per cent of these cases.
Mizoram has achieved a 50.26 per cent recovery rate and no death has occurred in the State so far.