Meghalaya records 172 new COVID-19 cases, one death

SHILLONG, Sep 15: Meghalaya recorded it’s 29th COVID-19 death when another person with co-morbidities died of the virus on Tuesday. 

During his daily briefing, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that Gopal Chandra Baghdas 67 of  Cantonment Jhalupara, became the latest victim of COVID-19. 

Dr. War informed that he tested positive on September 12 and was admitted to the Shillong Civil Hospital where he died on September 15 at 3:35 pm. 

“He had co morbidities like Type II Diabetes Myelitis and hypertension. Cause of death is severe acute respiratory distress syndrome due to COVID -19 pneumonia,” Dr. War said. 

The Director of Health Services also informed that Meghalaya recorded 172 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. 

Of the new cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 74 – armed and paramilitary forces 21 and civilians 53, East Jaitia Hills 61, Ri-Bhoi 23, West Garo Hills nine all from the armed and paramilitary forces, South West Garo Hills two, North Garo Hills, South Garo Hills and West Jaintia Hills one each. The total active cases in Meghalaya is now 1818.

The district wise break up of the active cases are – East Khasi Hills 1187 – armed and paramilitary forces 260, others 927, East Jaintia Hills district 203, West Garo Hills 183 – armed and paramilitary forces 72, others 111, Ri-Bhoi 152 – armed and paramilitary forces 47, others 105, South Garo Hills 20, East Garo Hills 17, West Khasi Hills 14, West Jaintia Hills 14, North Garo Hills 13, South West Garo Hills 10, South West Khasi Hills five. 

Meghalaya also recorded 39 new recoveries on Tuesday taking the total number to 2190.

West Garo Hills recorded 24 new recovered cases (armed and paramilitary forces 16, others eight), East Khasi Hills 10, East Jaintia Hills three, Ri-Bhoi and South Garo Hills one each. 

The samples sent for testing till date are 117518, the samples that tested negative are 113184, results awaited are 298 even as the number of people who have entered Meghalaya till date are 36570.