COVID-19: Meghalaya records two deaths, 155 new cases and 117 recoveries

SHILLONG, Nov 1: Meghalaya on Sunday recorded two more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the toll to 90, health authorities informed.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that both the deaths occurred on October 31.

One death was registered in East Khasi Hills while another in West Garo Hills.

Pradeep Dhar, 57 years of Hawakhana Tura, expired on October 31 at 6:30 am.

According to Dr. War, initially he was brought to the hospital on October 31 at 5:45 am and tested negative through rapid antigen test, but since the family members informed the hospital authorities that he had a history of fever with cough and cold he was again tested with TRUNAT and he tested positive.

The second death that occurred on October 31 was that of Kerdimland Shangdiar, 65 years of Nongmynsong, Umkdait.

The Director of Health Services informed that he tested positive for COVID on October 30. He collapsed in the toilet at home on the morning of October 31 and was declared dead at home at 10:30 am.

Meanwhile, Meghalaya recorded 155 new cases, taking the total number of active cases to 1055.

Of the new cases registered on Sunday, 81 (armed and paramilitary forces two and others 79) are from Ri-Bhoi district, 41 in East Khasi Hills (armed and paramilitary forces 13, others 28), 21 West Garo Hills, four East Jaintia Hills and West Jaintia Hills and two each in East Garo Hills and South West Garo Hills.

The state also recorded 117 recovered cases on Sunday, taking the total number of such cases to 8462.

Of the new recoveries, 97 were in East Khasi Hills (armed and paramilitary forces one, others 96), eight in West Garo Hills (armed and paramilitary forces one, others seven), six in West Jaintia Hills, four in Ri-Bhoi and two in North Garo Hills.