Coronavirus: Mizoram man tests positive for Covid-19

Second case in Northeast India.


Coronovirus update: A sample of a Mizoram person tested positive for Covid-19 at Guwahati Medical College Hospital. The patient is now admitted at Zoram Medical College in Mizoram. He is an Aizawl resident. This is the second case of Coronovirus in India.

Assam Health department Principal Secretary Samir Sinha reportedly confirmed it to media. Mizoram authorities have also confirmed the case , a media report said.

This is the second case reported in northeast India. Yesterday, a 23-year-old girl from Imphal (west) was identified as the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Manipur. With a travel history to UK, the person is being treated at JNIMS.

The confirmed coronavirus cases in India jumped to 562 on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said. Of them, 43 are foreign nationals. The ministry said that 40 coronavirus patients have also been cured or discharged so far. While the death toll related to COVID-19 rose to ten.

Kerala has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far at 109, including eight foreign nationals, followed by Maharashtra which recorded 101, including three foreigners, according to the ministry data.

Karnataka has reported 41 cases of coronavirus patients, while cases in Telangana rose to 35, including 10 foreigners.  Uttar Pradesh has 35 positive cases, including a foreign national.

Gujarat has 33 positive cases, including a foreigner, while the number of cases in Rajasthan increased to 32, including two foreigners. Cases in Delhi rose to 31, including one foreigner.

In Haryana, there are 28 cases, including 14 foreigners, while Punjab has reported 29 cases. Ladakh has 13 cases, while Tamil Nadu has reported 18 cases, including two foreigners.

West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have nine patients each. Chandigarh, as well as Jammu and Kashmir, have reported seven cases each so far.

Uttarakhand has four cases, including one foreigner. There are three cases each in Himachal Pradesh and Bihar, while there are two cases in Odisha. Puducherry, Manipur and Chhattisgarh have reported a case each.

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