Mizoram reports fifth COVID-19 death

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Aizawl, Nov 16 (PTI) Mizoram's COVID-19 death toll reached five on Monday as a 79-year-old man succumbed to coronavirus infection at the Zoram Medical College (ZMC), an official said.

Rengchhuana, a resident of Seling village in Saitual district, was undergoing treatment at the ZMC after being diagnosed with COVID-19, said Pachuau Lalmalsawma, the state nodal officer of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP).

He died in the afternoon.

Pachuau, who is also the state Health Department spokesperson on COVID-19, said Rengchhuana also had hypertension and diabetes.

His body was sent to his native village in the evening, he said.

This is the second COVID-19 death in the state in the last 39 hours.

On Saturday night, K Lalnuntluanga, a resident of Aizawl's Durtlang, died of the disease at ZMC.

Mizoram reported its first COVID-19 death on October 28.

The virus has so far claimed at least five lives, four of them belonged to the Aizawl district.

Meanwhile, state health minister R Lalthangliana condoled the new death.

The Northeastern state on Monday reported three new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 3,396.

There are 510 active cases in the state, while 2,881 people have recovered. PTI CORR SOM SOM