Mizoram has registered one more COVID-19 death on Monday. 

This fresh death case has pushed Mizoram’s total COVID-19 fatalities up to 17, an official said. 

A 55-year-old man from Kanan Veng in Aizawl succumbed to the infection at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) near Aizawl at 4.15 pm on Monday, he said. 

The victim was diagnosed with COVID-19 and had also suffered a stroke after being admitted at the ZMC, he said. 

This is the second COVID-19 fatality in Mizoram in 2 consecutive days. 

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On Sunday, a 64-year-old man from Aizawl’s Dam Veng, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on April 30, had succumbed to the virus at ZMC. 

Meanwhile, at least 66 people were discharged from various COVID-19 Care Centres on Monday after they were declared “recovered.” 

The number of active cases in Mizoram now stands at 1,229 while 5,112 people have recovered from the virus. 

Mizoram’s recovery rate currently stands at 8.40 per cent. 

The total COVID-19 count in the state is 6,358.  

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Meanwhile, Siaha town in southern part of Mizoram has been declared Containtment zone after several COVID-19 cases were detected during random test.  

People are told to stay indoors barring medics, security personnel, law enforcers, including volunteers and beneficiaries, who will take the second dose of vaccine, an order issued by district administration.   

No vehicles en route to other places and passing through Siaha town are allowed to halt at the town, it said. 

The came into force on Monday and will be valid until further order. 

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