Aizawl: Budhha Dhan Chakma, Mizoram's lone BJP legislator  has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to reports, he was among the 35 people who were diagnosed with coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours.

47-year-old Chakma is the only legislator in Mizoram to have tested positive for COVID-19.

The report added that Chakma said he is surprised that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He also said that he is asymptomatic and doing very well.

He said he will be shifted to Zoram Medical College (ZMC) for treatment.

"I have asked the health department to shift me to ZMC as being a COVID-19 patient it is not safe to be at home. I hope I will be shifted to the medical college in the evening," he said.

Mizoram has so far reported 1,414 cases of COVID-19. There are 591 active cases in the state at present, while 823 people have recovered. Mizoram has not reported any COVID-19 death.