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Meghalaya COVID death toll reaches 87

Two persons, who tested positive for COVID-19, died in a city hospital, taking the death toll in the state to 87 on Thursday.

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Sentinel Digital Desk

A REPORTER

SHILLONG: Two persons, who tested positive for COVID-19, died in a city hospital, taking the death toll in the state to 87 on Thursday.

62-year-old LalbahadurWaiba, a resident of 29 Cantonment Colony, Anjalee Beat House passed away at the Supercare on October 14, while 45-year-old BelingstarLyngkhoi from Langsymphut, Mawsynram died in the same hospital on October 28, Director of Health Services (MI), DrAman War told reporters. He said Waiba was a known case of hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease and on being admitted on October 12 was tested positive for COVID-19. The patient however succumbed to his illnesses due to acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Lyngkhoi on the other hand was admitted at Supercare hospital and found to be positive for the viral infection on October 18. "The cause of death was due to post cholecystectomy status with choledocholithiasis with cholangitis and sepsis with multi-organ failure," he said.

Dr War said 80 per cent of the patients have died due to comorbidities but however they were positive for COVID-19.

The state has also recorded recovery of 130 COVID-19 patients and 77 new cases on Thursday.

The new cases include 40 from East Khasi Hills district, 15 West Garo Hills district, 9 East Garo Hills district, 6 RiBhoi district, 2 East Jaintia Hills district, 2 West Jaintia Hills district, 1 South Garo Hills district, 1 South West Garo Hills district and 1 South West Khasi Hills district.

Out of the 130 recovered COVID-19 patients, Dr War said, 89 are from East Khasi Hills, 13 RiBhoi, 8 West Garo Hills, 2 West Jaintia Hills and 1 North Garo Hills.

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