Imphal: A 15-year-old boy from Bishnupur district who was found COVID-19 positive reportedly succumbed to the disease at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital on Thursday morning.
With this, the total number of deaths due to the coronavirus in the state now stands at eight.
As per sources from the government, the deceased, a resident of Phubala, was admitted to RIMS Hospital on Wednesday due to Nephrotic syndrome (a rare kidney disorder).
However, the detailed information on whether the boy was infected with the virus before admitting to the hospital is yet to be known till the filing of this report.
Of the total eight COVID-19 related deaths in the state so far, three are from Thoubal, two each from Chandel and Kangpokpi, and one from Bishnupur district.