Aizawl: Mizoram on Sunday reported the highest-single day Covid-19 fatality as three elderly men, aged between 82 and 87, succumbed to the infection at Zoram Medical College (ZMC), near Aizawl, an official said.

With this, the COVID-19 death toll in the state has mounted to 20, the official said.

The three patients from Aizawl and Saitual districts have been undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at the intensive care unit of ZMC after their diagnosis with the infection between April 24 and May 3, he said.

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The three died of COVID-19 pneumonia on Sunday within 5 hours, he said.
Mizoram on Sunday reported 169 COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s tally to 7,550.

Twelve policemen, who recently returned from West Bengal after polls duty, were among the newly infected people.

The number of active cases now stands at 1,866, while 5,664 people have recovered from the infection.

The recovery rate is 75 per cent, and the overall infection rate is 2.30 per cent.

The state registered a single-day infection rate of 6.37 per cent on Sunday.

So far, Aizawl district reported the highest COVID-19 cases at 5,077, followed by Lunglei district and Lawngtlai district, which reported 553 and 499 cases, respectively.

Hnahthial district reported the least at 24 and is the lone COVID-19 free district as of now. The state would be in a complete lockdown from Monday to break the chain of rising COVID-19 transmission. The lockdown would remain in force till 4 am on May 17.

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