AIZAWL, June 11 - With nine new cases detected today, Mizoram�s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 102.
�Of 135 samples tested on Wednesday, nine were found to be positive, including samples of seven female patients,� an official source said.
With this, Mizoram has 101 active cases while one patient has recovered. Of the nine fresh cases, eight were under institutional quarantine and one was under home quarantine. Eight of them were asymptomatic. Of the total 102 cases, 51 are women.
The first COVID-19 patient, a 50-year-old pastor, who had returned from the Netherlands, was discharged from hospital on May 9 after undergoing treatment for more than a month.
Mizoram then remained COVID-free until June 2 when 12 positive cases were detected among those who returned from outside the State. Since then the figures kept on increasing and reached 102 in just 10 days.
A PTI report adds: Among the fresh cases, five persons had returned from Delhi, three from Maharashtra and one from West Bengal. The patients are in the age group of 22-46 years.
Of the 11 districts in the State, Hnahthial is the only COVID-19-free district.
South Mizoram�s Lunglei district has the highest number of active cases at 45, followed by Aizawl district at 21 and Kolasib with 11. Mamit district has nine active cases, Champhai five, Lawngtlai four, Saitual three, Khawzawl two, Siaha and Serchhip districts have one active case each.