SHILLONG: Meghalaya, on Tuesday, recorded four more deaths due to COVID-19 taking the State's toll to 68. Meanwhile, 67 new cases and 133 new recoveries were registered during the last 24 hours. With this, the active cases now stand at 2,367, while the total recovered cases are 5,406, informed Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War.
Referring to the four fresh COVID-19 related casualties, Dr War said that on October 12, Indu Dev Sahni (40) of Jhalupara, Beat House complained of breathlessness. She was declared brought dead to Nazareth Hospital at around 11:20 pm. She tested positive for the virus.
Dr War also informed that on the same day, Iohhun Khongkrom (18) of Pynursla, was referred to the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) on October 11 from Ganesh Das Hospital, where she was being treated since September 28 to October 10.
"While in Ganesh Das Hospital, she had tested negative for COVID-19 done through rapid test. In NEIGRIHMS she tested positive through CBNAAT," the Director of Health Services said, adding that "she expired at around 2:05 pm on October 12. The cause of her death was septic shock with severe sepsis, acute kidney injury and COVID-19 positive.
Ginalin Kurkalang (33) of Fifth Mile was admitted to the Dr H Gordon Robert's Hospital on October 12 after she complained of breathlessness. She breathed her last at around 6:45 am on October 13, Dr War said, adding, "The cause of her death was COVID-19 positive with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, acute renal failure with diabetes mellitus type I."
Morning Niangti (80) of Qualapatty was admitted to Dr H Gordon Robert's Hospital on October 9 and died at 3:10 pm on October 13. His diagnosis was COVID-19 pneumonia with acute respiratory distress syndrome and diabetes mellitus type-II.
Meanwhile, of the new cases recorded on Tuesday, East Khasi Hills had the maximum number of 45 cases followed by West Garo Hills (10); Ri-Bhoi (five); North Garo Hills and South Garo Hills (two each); East Jaintia Hills (one); South West Garo Hills (one); and West Jaintia Hills (one).
Of the 133 recovered cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 95 followed by West Garo Hills (19), East Jaintia Hills (11), Ri-Bhoi (three), East Garo Hills (two), South West Garo Hills (two) and West Jaintia Hills (one). Of the 1,76,348 samples tested till date, a total of 1,68,500 were negative. The number of entrants into Meghalaya till date are 47,663.
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