Former Mizoram minister and Congress leader PC Zoramsangliana succumbed to COVID-19 infection on Saturday. He was 65.

Zoramsangliana passed away at 5:20 pm on Saturday evening. He had tested positive for Coronavirus on April 14 and was undergoing treatment at the Zoram Medical College in Aizawl. He was later moved to the intensive care unit post complications.

According to sources, the funeral service will be held at the Kanaan Community Hall in Aizawl on Sunday.

With 63 fresh COVID-19 positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, the overall cases tally has reached 5,283.

Mizoram now has 644 active cases, while 4,627 patients have recovered from the disease. The state’s COVID-19 death toll so far is 12.