AIZAWL, June 13 - The number of COVID-19 infected persons in Mizoram climbed to 107 today as three more returnees, including two women, tested positive.
�Out of 403 samples tested on Friday, three were found positive, taking the total number of cases in Mizoram to 107. They are all returnees and have been admitted to the Zoram Medical College (ZMC),� an official statement said.
All the three new patients are from Aizawl district.
One of them, aged 57, is the oldest among the COVID-19 patients in Mizoram so far.
With this, Mizoram has 106 active cases. To date, one COVID-19 patient has recovered in the State and he was the first patient of the State, who had tested positive on March 24, and was discharged from hospital on May 9.
Lunglei district has the highest number of cases at 45, followed by 25 in Aizawl and 11 in Kolasib. Nine cases were detected in Mamit, five in Champhai, four in Lawngtlai, three in Saitual, two each in Khawzawl and Siaha and one in Serchhip.
Of the 11 districts of the State, Hnahthial continues to be COVID-free.
According to a bulletin issued by the ZMC, eight people, suspected to be infected with COVID-19, have been admitted to the ZMC on Friday.
Taiwan aid: The Taiwan Government has donated masks worth Rs 45 lakh to the Mizoram Government to fight the coronavirus pandemic, said Chief Minister Zoramthanga.
�Taiwan government is donating Rs 45 lakh worth medical masks as solidarity towards Mizoram�s combat against #COVID 19 pandemic,� the Chief Minister wrote in Twitter.
The Meiho University in Taiwan has also donated advanced RT-PCR test kits worth Rs 15 lakh to the State, he said.
�The consignment will arrive in Delhi on Saturday and will be sent to Mizoram at the earliest,� said Zoramthanga, while thanking both the Taiwan government and Meiho University for the generosity during the COVID-19 crisis.