Guwahati: Mizoram – the only state in the country with zero fatalities during the pandemic so far – recorded its first death on Wednesday, as a 62-year-old man succumbed to the disease.
Identified as Lalsangkhuma of Dawrpui locality, he passed away at Zoram Medical College at 12:20 noon on Wednesday. With the casualty, Mizoram is no longer the only state in India with zero coronavirus fatality.
According to doctors, Lalsangkhuma suffered from Covid and had a co-morbid heart condition. He was admitted at ICU ward of ZMC on October 18.
Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga took Twitter to announce the demise of the patient. He wrote: “#Mizoram records our first COVID-19 related mortality, a 62-years-old with existing co-morbidities; undergoing treatment at Zoram Medical College. We are shocked, pained and will continue putting up our guards against this pandemic. #TogetherWeCan #MizoramAgainstCovid19 #HMOIndia”
Mizoram reported its first COVID-19 case – a 50-year-old who had returned from the Netherlands – early in March itself, the second state in Northeast to report the infection.
As per last update this morning, Mizoram reported a total of 2,607 COVID-19 cases among which 374 are active cases.