AIZAWL, April 15 - A 22-year-old woman from Mizoram has tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mumbai, State Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana said.
The woman reached Mumbai in February and was admitted to a private hospital for treatment of some other ailment. As she was suffering from fever, her swab sample was tested and the result was found to be positive on Monday, the minister said in a statement here.
She was then shifted from the private hospital to the ICU of a designated COVID-19 facility, he said.
She was found asymptomatic on Tuesday and her sample was collected for another test, the result of which is yet to come, he said.
Dr Lalthangliana said the sample of the woman�s husband has not been collected and it would be done only when required. The Health Minister said a total of 48 people from Mizoram � 16 patients and 32 attendants � are currently lodged at the Mizoram House in Mumbai.
Medical experts from the Mumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday screened the inmates and took samples of 22 of them for test, he said. They did not show any symptoms of novel coronavirus, he said. The minister said that the Mizoram House was sanitised with disinfectants on Tuesday. He added that the State Government has traced 11 people, who came in contact with the woman and returned to Mizoram from Mumbai after March 15, and put them under home quarantine.
Meanwhile, the lone COVID-19 patient undergoing treatment in Mizoram is recovering, the minister said. The patient, who was pursuing higher studies in Amsterdam, had tested positive on March 25 last. � PTI