COVID-19 cases in Mizoram rise to 21 with five more infections

In Mizoram, five more people tested positive in the last 24 hours for COVID-19 taking the total number of positive cases to 21.

Officials said that from 340 samples which were tested yesterday at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) hospital lab, five samples have been confirmed positive, of them four are being treated at ZMC and one is under institutional quarantine at Lunglei.

Meanwhile, the State Government has made it compulsory for all returnees from Red Zone to undergo RT-PCR test. The Chairman of the COVID-19 Medical Operation Team Dr. Z R Thiamsanga said all the COVID-19 patients, except one, were non-reactive to the RAT but they came out positive when their swab samples were tested by RT-PCR. He said that people who are about to complete their quarantine period will not be released until the RT-PCR test is done on them.

Also, the State Government is shortly going to commission four more RT-PCR machines to increase the testing capacity. Informing this, the Health Minister Dr. R Lalthangliana said that the government is making massive efforts to deal with the current situation efficiently and prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

In the state, a COVID-19 Care Centre has been set up with 36 ventilators in ICUS and dedicated COVID-19 Health Centres have been set up in all 11 districts. - AIR NEWS

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