Mizoram had been the only state (or Union Territory) in the country to not have recorded any Covid-19 fatality since the pandemic struck India earlier this year. Over seven months since the first case was recorded in Mizoram, the state reported its first covid-19 death on Wednesday. “The first Covid-19 mortality in Mizoram comes as a huge shock to the entire state. He was 62-years-old with existing co-morbidities and was under treatment at Zoram Medical College for more than 10 days,” said a tweet by the state’s information and public relations department. The small state with a population of 1,091,000 (2011 census), had recorded 2,607 Covid-19 positive cases and 2,233 recoveries till Wednesday.