Third death: Meghalaya Director of Health Services (MI) Dr. Aman Warr on Sunday informed that the third COVID-19 death had tested negative in his last two tests conducted through RT-PCR.
In a press briefing, Dr. Warr clarified that the late Banteilang Rapthap Syngai (40) passed away late night on Saturday.
He informed that Banteilang, a resident of Ri Bhoi district, had a travel history from Kolkata and was referred to NEIGRIHMS on July 5th after he complained of abdomen pains during quarantine.
On evaluation, he was diagnosed with acute calculus cholecystitis and also
tested positive for COVID-19, Dr. Warr informed, following which he was moved to the COVID ward.
On July 16th and 17th, his samples tested negative. However, on July 18th he had respiratory failure and was put on ventilation, but could not recover.
He was declared dead on 11:56 PM, Dr. Warr informed. The cause of death was due to respiratory failure as a complication from the virus, acute calculus cholecystitis and kidney failure.
Fourth death: Meghalaya Director of Health Services (MI) Dr. Aman Warr informed the media on Sunday that the fourth reported COVID-19 death was also suffering from Type 2 Diabetes.
He informed that the patient, from BSF Umpling Nandeshwar Deury (48 years)., tested positive for COVID-19 on July 4th as he was a high risk contact of another patient.
He was being treated in the hospital in BSF Umpling, however, he became critical and referred to Civil Hospital, which then referred the patient to NEIGRIHMS on July 13th due to the need of ICU.
The patient was suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome and multi organ failure. He didn’t improve despite treatment, Dr. Warr informed.
The patient died today at 2 am. The immediate cause of death is type 1 respiratory failure with multi-organ dysfunction, Dr. Warr said.