One more dead; 77 more test covid positive in M’laya

Correspondent Shillong, Sep 2 | Publish Date: 9/2/2020 12:18:22 PM IST

Another COVID-19 patient died in Meghalaya on Wednesday, taking the fatality tally to 13, even as 77 more persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of active cases up to 1186.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that a 72-year-old man Dil Bahadur Biswa from Shillong died of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) hospital.

He was admitted at NEIGRIHMS hospital on September 1 and was suffering from chronic obstructive airway disease.

“The immediate cause of death was Type II respiratory failure, the antecedent cause was COVID-19 pneumonia,” War said.

Updating on details of the 77 new COVID-19 positive cases, the top medical official informed that East Khasi Hills detected 41 cases, 6 from West Garo Hills, 2 from East Garo Hills, 16 from Ri-Bhoi, 3 from South Garo Hills and 9 from East Jaintia Hills district.

With 813 active cases, East Khasi Hills is the most affected district in the state, followed by West Garo Hills with 118, East Garo Hills-83, Ri-Bhoi-71, West Khasi Hills-45, East Jaintia Hills-23, South Garo Hills-19, North Garo Hills- 9, South West Garo Hills- 3 and 2 cases in West Jaintia Hills. War further informed that 92453 samples have been sent for testing so far, of which 89162 were negative while the results of 774 were awaited.

On the other hand, the state also registered the highest number of recoveries on a single day today at 83, taking the total number of recovered patients to 1318 as of now. War said that 68 persons recovered in the East Khasi Hills,  5 in Ri-Bhoi, six in West Garo Hills and 4 in East Jaintia Hills.

The total number of detected Covid-19 cases in Meghalaya stands at 2517 till date with 1318 recoveries, 1186 active cases and 13 deceased.


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