SHILLONG: Meghalaya on Monday recorded 111 new cases and 98 recoveries and one death. With this, the total number of active cases has gone up to 2,217, while the total recovered cases has reached 4,491 and the toll tally mounted to 59, informed the Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War.
Of the new cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 72 followed by Ri-Bhoi (19); East Jaintia Hills (10); West Garo Hills (six); and West Jaintia Hills (two); besides one each from South West Khasi Hills and South West Garo Hills. Dr War also informed that the cases of 37 personnel of the armed/paramilitary forces from East Khasi Hills have been shifted to Ri-Bhoi.
Of the 98 new recovery cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 82 (armed and paramilitary forces: four; civilians: 78); Ri-Bhoi: seven; East Jaintia Hills: five; West Garo Hills: three; and West Khasi Hills: one.
Dr. War also informed that the deceased — Manoranjan Deb (male; 55 years) of Mawbah locality, Shillong was admitted to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) on September 26 where he tested positive. His health deteriorated and he died at around 4:38 pm on October 4. The immediate cause of his death is Type I respiratory failure with COVID pneumonia. He had diabetes mellitus, hypertension and recurrent CVA (stroke).
As per the new guidelines of the ICMR, the asymptomatic patients will be released after 10 days, but they will have to quarantine themselves for another seven days at home, Dr. War informed, adding that according to ICMR, after 17 days the virus is not infectious anymore.
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