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Mizoram man tests positive for coronavirus, second case in northeast

A sample of a Mizoram person tested positive at Guwahati Medical College Hospital.The patient is now admitted at Zoram Medical College in Mizoram. He is an Aizawl resident.

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Aizawl Updated on: March 25, 2020 13:14 IST
Mizoram man tests positive for coronavirus, second case in northeast

Mizoram man tests positive for coronavirus, second case in northeast

A sample of a Mizoram person tested positive at Guwahati Medical College Hospital. Assam Health department Principal Secretary Samir Sinha reportedly confirmed on Wednesday. The 50-year-old pastor, who recently returned from Amsterdam, tested positive for the deadly virus, making it the second case in the Northeast."We received the test result late last night. It is an imported case and the patient is fine," Health Minister R Lalthangliana told reporters here. The patient is now admitted at Zoram Medical College in Mizoram. He is an Aizawl resident. 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.

The active cases stand at 512. Kerala overtook Maharashtra in terms of cases with 109 cases turning positive in the southern state. Maharashtra has the second-highest cases at 101.

The ministry in its updated figures on Wednesday morning stated the second death reported in Delhi was COVID-19 negative, thus bringing down the death toll to ten in India. 

Delhi reported two deaths so far with one death reported on Tuesday. Nine deaths so far have been reported from Maharashtra (two), Bihar, Karnataka, Gujarat, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh.

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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