Mizoram reports first COVID-19 death; tally reaches 2656

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Published: October 29,2020 09:30 AM
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October 29, 2020: The north-eastern state of Mizoram, the only state which had not reported any COVID-19 fatality so far, registered its first coronavirus death on Wednesday after a 62-year-old man su

October 29, 2020: The north-eastern state of Mizoram, the only state which had not reported any COVID-19 fatality so far, registered its first coronavirus death on Wednesday after a 62-year-old man succumbed to the infection.



The man died at a hospital near Aizawl, a state government health official said. The patient was undergoing treatment for 10 days at the state-run Zoram Medical College, its medical superintendent, Dr H C Laldina, was quoted as saying by PTI.



The man, who resided in Aizawl, was also suffering from a heart ailment, he said.



A tweet posted by Mizoram's Directorate of Information and Public Relations read: "The first Covid-19 related mortality in Mizoram comes as a huge shock to the entire state. He was 62-years-old with existing co-morbidities and was under treatment at ZMC for more than 10 days." It later tweeted to correct the age of the patient.





The state's first death comes amid a seven-day total lockdown in the capital city of Aizawl, which began on Tuesday, to check the spread of infection.



Mizoram had reported its first coronavirus case on March 24 after a 52-year-old pastor, with a travel history to the Netherlands, tested positive for the infection. He was discharged from the ZMC after 45 days of intensive treatment. The state had reported its next coronavirus cases on June 1 when 12 people tested positive for the infection.



Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,656 on Thursday, including 2238 discharged patients and 417 active cases.