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Meghalaya COVID toll rises to 128 with three new casualties

Meghalaya on Sunday recorded three COVID-19 deaths taking the number of fatalities to 128


Sentinel Digital Desk


SHILLONG: Meghalaya on Sunday recorded three COVID-19 deaths taking the number of fatalities to 128, informed Director of Health Services (MI) Dr. Aman War informed that all the three deaths were recorded in East Khasi Hills district.

Meanwhile, the State recorded 123 new cases even as 31 persons recovered from the virus.With this, the number of active cases has risen to 730 and the number of recoveries stands at 12,008. East Khasi Hills remains one of the most affected districts with 446 active cases.

The district-wise break-up of the new cases are: East Khasi Hills: 76 (Armed/ paramilitary forces: one; civilians: 75); West Jaintia Hills: 42; West Garo Hills: two (Armed/ paramilitary forces: one; civilians: one); and one each in South Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills.

Of the new recovered cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 19 (Armed/ paramilitary forces: seven; civilians: 12); East Garo Hills: three; West Garo Hills: three; South West Khasi Hills: two; and one each in North Garo Hills, Ri-Bhoi, South West Garo Hills and West Jaintia Hills.

The first person who died was Nabir Limbu (74), who tested positive for COVID-19 on December 2 and was under home isolation. He was admitted to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) on December 11 and expired at 5:25 pm the same day. As per the diagnosis, he died of Type-2 diabetes mellitus with end stage renal disease with COVID-19 pneumonia with hypertension on maintenance dialysis. The second casualty recorded was that of Trevor O Lamare (38) of Iawmusiang, Jowai, West Jaintia Hills. He was admitted to Nazareth Hospital on December 3 and expired on December 12 at 8:30 am. He was diagnosed with Type-2 respiratory failure with COVID-19 pneumonia with severe ALD syndrome.

The third death was that of Reading Sohlang, (88) of Nongpoh, Ri Bhoi. He was admitted to Nazareth Hospital on November 28 and expired at 3:10 am on December 12. He was diagnosed with severe sepsis with COVID-19 pneumonia and hypertension.

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