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    Mizoram records its first COVID-19 related death

    Identified as Lalsangkhuma of Dawrpui locality, he passed away at Zoram Medical College at 12:20 noon on Wednesday.

    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.

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