Aizawl: Former Congress legislator PC Zoramsangliana succumbed to the Coronavirus on Saturday.
Zoramsangliana represented Kolasib and was the former Art and Culture Minister.
Zoramsangliana, 65, passed away at 5:20 PM at Zoram Medical College ICU. He had tested positive on April 14 and was admitted on the same day and moved to ICU right away.
He was coming home from Kolkata and had tested negative at the Lengpui Airport. After symptoms started to show, Zoramsangliana tested again with his family and was found to be positive. Some of Zoramsangliana’s family members are still undergoing treatment at the same hospital.
Sixty-three fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s tally to 5,283, an official said on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 52 were reported from Aizawl district, seven from Lawngtlai and two cases each from Lunglei and Champhai districts, the official said. Fifty-four cases were detected during contact tracing while nine patients have travel history, he said.
Mizoram now has 644 active COVID-19 cases while 4,627 patients have recovered from the disease, the official said. The state’s COVID-19 death toll so far is 12.
Mizoram has tested 2,87,694 samples for COVID-19 till date, including 1,992 on Friday.
According to state Immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi, a total of 1,62,463 people, including 39,906 senior citizens have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 40,512 have received both doses of the vaccine so far.