Meghalaya records another COVID-19 death

SHILLONG, Sep 2: Meghalaya on Wednesday recorded another COVID-19 death taking the tally to 13.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said that the person has been identified as Dil Bahadur Biswa, 72 of Nongmensong. 

According to Dr. War, the patient was brought to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) on September 1 at around 1:03 am and expired on September 2 at about 8:45 am. 

The Director of Health Services said that the immediate cause of death was Type II respiratory failure, the antecedent cause was COVID pneumonia and the contributing cause was chronic obstructive airway disease. 

Meanwhile, Meghalaya recorded 77 new cases and 83 recoveries on Wednesday. 

Out of the 77 new cases, 41 are from East Khasi Hills (armed and paramilitary forces – two and others – 39), Ri-Bhoi -16 (armed and paramilitary forces – two and others – 14), East Jaintia Hills – nine, West Garo Hills – six, South Garo Hills – three and East Garo Hills – two. 

With the new cases, the total number of active cases is 1186. Out of these, East Khasi Hills accounts for 813 (armed and paramilitary forces – 201, others – 612), West Garo Hills – 118 (armed and paramilitary forces – 78, others – 40), East Garo Hills – 83, Ri-Bhoi – 71 (armed and paramilitary forces – eight, others – 63), West Khasi Hills – 45, East Jaintia Hills – 23, South Garo Hills – 19 (armed and paramilitary forces – 11 and others – eight), North Garo Hills – nine and West Jaintia Hills – two. 

Meghalaya also recorded 83 new recoveries on Wednesday, with East Khasi Hills accounting for 68 (armed and paramilitary forces – nine and others – 59), West Garo Hills – six, Ri-Bhoi – five and East Jaintia Hills – four. The total recovered cases in the state now stands at 1318.

The number of samples sent for testing till date are 92453, the samples which tested negative are 89162 and results awaited are 774.

The number of people who have returned to the State is 32994.