SHILLONG: Meghalaya on Sunday recorded four new COVID-19 deaths taking the toll to 58 even as 200 COVID-19 new positive cases were recorded during the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered cases now stands at 4,393. The total active cases in the State have gone up to 2,209, informed the Director of Health Services, Dr Aman War.
On Sunday, Meghalaya also saw 74 recovered cases with East Khasi Hills registering 50 followed by West Garo Hills (10), East Jaintia Hills (eight), North Garo Hills: four and Ri-Bhoi (two).
Meanwhile, three of the four deaths registered in Shillong on Sunday are those of Mushi Dkhar (female; 80 years) of Mawbah locality; Kali Thapa (female; 63 years) of Lapalang; and Ellia R. Marak (male; 58 years) of DM Lines 95, MES. The fourth victim is Newsalin Iawphniaw (female; 30) of Mawsaw village in South West Khasi Hills district.
According to Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War, on September 22, Mushi Dkhar was referred to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) from Woodland Hospital where she had tested positive for COVID-19. She suffered cardiac arrest and breathed her last at 11:10 pm on October 2. The immediate cause of death was refractory septic shock with multi organ dysfunction syndrome with COVID pneumonia. The deceased also was suffering from Type II diabetes mellitus.
Kali Thapa was brought to NEIGRIHMS at around 4:30 am on October 3. She had earlier gone to Super Care and Woodland Hospitals. She tested positive for the virus through rapid antigen test at Super Care. She died in NEIGRIHMS on October 3 at around 5:10 am. The immediate cause of death is type I respiratory failure with acute exacerbation of COPD with COVID positive status. She was also suffering from hypertension.
Ellia R. Marak was brought to NEIGRIHMS with fever and generalised weakness on September 16 where he tested positive. Dr. War informed that he died at 2:45 am on October 3. The immediate cause of death was refractory septic shock with COVID pneumonia and multi organ dysfunction syndrome. He was also a patient of type II diabetes mellitus.
A pregnant woman, Newsalin Iawphniaw was brought to the emergency ward of NEIGRIHMS on October 2. She died on at 7 am October 3. The immediate cause of her death was cardiac arrhythmmia with post dated pregnancy with uterine rupture and intra-uterine fetal death with sepsis and COVID positive status.
Of the positive cases registered on Sunday, East Khasi Hills recorded the most with 126 (Armed/paramilitary forces: 40; civilians: 86); Ri-Bhoi: 44 (Armed/paramilitary forces two; civilians: 42); West Garo Hills: 12 (Armed/paramilitary forces one; civilians: 11); West Jaintia Hills: eight; South West Garo Hills: six; South West Khasi Hills: two; North Garo Hills: one; and South Garo Hills: one.