No case of new COVID-19 variants registered in Mizoram

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Published: April 23,2021 03:45 PM
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Mizoram has not reported any case of new COVID-19 variants till date, an official said on Friday.

April 23, 2021: Mizoram has not reported any case of new COVID-19 variants till date, an official said on Friday.



The Mizoram government has sent 326 samples of COVID- 19 infected positive patients to National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) in West Bengal for genome sequencing, state spokesperson for COVID-19 Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma.



The samples were sent between December, 2020 and April this year, he said.



"Of the 326 samples, results of 69 samples have been received and all of them tested negative for new variants of COVID-19," Pachuau informed.



He said that the results of the remaining samples are awaited.



Mizoram has so far reported 5,220 COVID-19 cases of which 4,600 patients have recovered from the disease.



The state now has 608 active COVID-19 cases while the death toll so far is 12.



The state capital Aizawl and 10 other district headquarters are now under virtual lockdown to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission.



The virtual lockdown will end on April 26 at 4 am.



Mizoram reported its first COVID-19 case on March 24 last year.



Aizawl district reported the highest cases at 3,502, followed by Lunglei district, which reported 454 cases till Friday.