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Four more COVID-19 fatalities; highest single-day spike in M’laya

Correspondent SHILLONG, SEP 11 | Publish Date: 9/11/2020 1:30:15 PM IST

Four more died of COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Friday, taking the number of fatalities due to the viral infection to 24, even as the State recorded its highest single-day spike of 151 cases, taking the state’s total to 1,534.

The four deceased including a 21 year-old male and a 46 year-old male, both of whom were admitted in the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), a  45 year-old male admitted in the Shillong Civil Hospital and a 45 year-old woman admitted in the private Nazareth Hospital with COVID-related pneumonia and other complications, Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said.  “Of the 151 new cases, 98 are from East Khasi Hills district, 27 from East Jaintia Hills district, 17 from West Garo Hills, 3 each from North Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district, 1 from West Jaintia Hills and 2 from West Khasi Hills districts,” the medical official said. He said that so far,09,518 samples have been tested in Meghalaya,  out of which 1,04,937 have tested negative and the results of 1,134 samples were awaited.  Meghalaya has so far recorded a total of 3447 COVID 19 cases of which 1534 are active, 24 deceased and 1889 recovered.

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