Meghalaya records four new deaths, COVID-19 toll rises to 58

SHILLONG, Oct 4: Meghalaya on Sunday recorded four new COVID-19 deaths taking the toll to 58, health authorities informed.

The four deaths recorded are that of Mushi Dkhar (80), female, of Mawbah locality in Shillong.

According to Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War, on September 22, she was referred to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) from Woodland Hospital where she had tested positive for COVID-19.

On October 2, she suffered cardiac arrest and died at 11:10 pm.

The immediate cause of death was refractory septic shock with multi organ dysfunction syndrome with COVID pneumonia. The deceased was also suffering from Type II diabetes mellitus.

The second death reported was that of Kali Thapa (63) female of Lapalang locality in Shillong.

Dr. War informed that she was brought to NEIGRIHMS on October 3, at around 4:30 am. She had earlier gone to Super Care and Woodland Hospitals.

She tested positive for the virus through rapid antigen test at Super Care. She died in NEIGRIHMS on October 3 at around 5:10 am.

The immediate cause of death is type I respiratory failure with acute exacerbation of COPD with COVID positive status. She was also suffering from hypertension.

Ellia R. Marak (58) male of DM Lines 95, MES, Shillong was brought to NEIGRIHMS with fever and generalised weakness on September 16 where he tested positive.

Dr. War informed that he died on October 3 at 2:45 am. The immediate cause of death was refractory septic shock with COVID pneumonia and multi organ dysfunction syndrome. He was also a patient of type II diabetes mellitus.

A pregnant woman, Newsalin Iawphniaw (30) of Mawsaw village, South West Khasi Hills district, who was brought to the emergency ward of NEIGRIHMS on October 2, died on October 3 at 7 am.

The immediate cause of death was cardiac arrhythmmia with post dated pregnancy with uterine rupture and intra-uterine fetal death with sepsis and COVID positive status.

Meanwhile, the Director of Health Services informed that 200 COVID-19 positive cases were recorded on Sunday.

East Khasi Hills recorded the most with 126 (armed/paramilitary forces 40 and others 86), Ri-Bhoi 44 (armed/paramilitary forces two-others 42), West Garo Hills 12 (armed/paramilitary forces one, others 11), West Jaintia Hills eight, South West Garo Hills six, South West Khasi Hills two, North Garo Hills one and South Garo Hills one. The total active cases in the state has now gone upto 2209.

On Sunday, Meghalaya also saw 74 new recovered cases – East Khasi Hills – 50, West Garo Hills – 10, East Jaintia Hills – eight, North Garo Hills – four and
Ri-Bhoi – two. The total number of recovered cases now stands at 4393.