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Aizawl: Mizoram on Sunday reported one more COVID-19 death, the second fatality reported within 13 hours.

A 37-year-old woman from the Champhai district succumbed to COVID-19 at the Zoram Medical College (ZMC) around 4:45 pm on Sunday, the state information and public relations department, which handle COVID-19 update, said in its official Twitter handle.

The patient was diagnosed with COVID-19 through a Rapid Antigen Test on May 12 and was shifted from a COVID-19 Care Centre in Champhai to ZMC, near Aizawl on May 21, it said.

Besides, another COVID-19 patient aged 76 from the Aizawl district has also succumbed to the infection at ZMC around 3:25 am on Sunday, the department said. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 on May 15, it said.

With this, the COVID-19 death toll in the state has risen to 37.

According to officials, the majority of the COVID-19 victims have comorbid status.

Mizoram reported its first COVID-19 fatality on October 28 last year. Meanwhile, 98 people have recovered from the infection on Sunday, which increased the total recovery to 8,961. The number of active cases now stands at 2,990.

The state reported 329 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, pushing the state’s tally to 11,988. The state government has extended complete lockdown in Aizawl till 4 am on June 7 to curtail the rising Covid-19 transmission in the state capital.

Commencing from May 10, complete lockdown was imposed not only in Aizawl but also in other district headquarters, which was scheduled to be lifted on Monday.

The order issued on Saturday said that district deputy commissioners or district magistrates of other districts will impose stringent restrictions or lockdown in their respective districts depending on the COVID-19 situation if necessary.

In the meantime, Lunglei district magistrate on Sunday issued an order imposing lockdown in the district headquarters Lunglei, which will remain in force till 4 am of June 7.

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