Mizoram records NE India’s second Covid-19 case
Maharashtra reports 5 new cases
March 25 (EMN): Northeast India reported its second case of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) after a 50-year-old man tested positive, from Mizoram. Elsewhere, Maharashtra reported five new cases leading to a total of 112, the highest among the Indian states so far.
According to state programme manager (SPM) Dr Rengpuia the patient reached Mizoram on March 16 from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. According to him, the person’s sample was tested on March 20, which showed positive on March 24 from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.
Rengpuia said the patient is admitted to Zoram Medical College in Mizoram, along with his family members who are kept in an isolation ward.
This information was also confirmed at the press meeting by the state’s Health Minister R Lalthangliana in Aizawl on Wednesday morning at 9:30 am, he said.
Maharashtra cases reach 112
Maharashtra reported five new coronavirus cases since Tuesday night, taking the number of cases in the state to 112, the highest in the country so far, officials said.
The latest cases are from Sangli district, where five members of a family in Islampur tested coronavirus positive, the officials said on Wednesday.
“We are checking if the five have a recent travel history within India or outside,” an official said.
Ten more cases were detected in the state on Tuesday, and eight were confirmed late on Monday night.
(Subtext story is an input from PTI)