Imphal: A seven-year girl from Imphal West district in Manipur succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday morning.

As per the death report issued by JNIMS medical superintendent Kh Lokeshwar Singh, the deceased, identified as Chanoujam Loyanganbi of Waikhom Leikai, was admitted to the COVID-19 ward of the hospital around 3.57 am on Tuesday.

The deceased, who was COVID-19 positive without any co-morbidity, was declared dead at 5 am, he said.

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According to the Singh, the deceased is the youngest patient to have died of COVID-19 complications at JNIMS Hospital so far.

For the proper disposal of the dead body, Singh has requested the Imphal West deputy commissioner to take up the necessary steps.

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