Aizawl: The COVID-19 death toll in Mizoram reached 40 on Monday as one more person succumbed to the infection, official sources said.
The victim, who had comorbidities, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on May 15 and was admitted to ZMC on May 18.
This is the second COVID-19 fatality reported on Monday within 7 hours. A 57-year-old personnel of the 4th Indian Reserve Battalion, who had returned to the state from West Bengal in April after executing poll duty, had succumbed to the infection in the morning.
He was the first policeman among 705, who had gone to West Bengal and Assam for poll duty in March, to have died of Covid-19.
Officials said that more than 300 policemen, who returned from West Bengal and Assam after poll duty in April, have so far tested positive for COVID-19.
The majority have recovered from the infection, they said.
On Sunday, Mizoram reported three COVID-19 fatalities.
The state has reported five COVID-19 fatalities in 2 days and the death rate for these particular two days was 1.17 per cent. The overall death rate stands at 0.34 per cent. Mizoram on Monday reported 99 Covid-19 cases, which pushed the state’s tally to 12,087.
The number of active cases now stands at 2,903, while 9,144 people have recovered from the infection.
129 people were discharged from various Covid-19 care centres on Monday.
The recovery rate is 75.66 per cent.