SHILLONG, Sep 12: Meghalaya on Saturday recorded another COVID -19 death when a 15 year-old boy, Welldoneboy Marbaniang of Mawpat died on September 10, morning at around 5:30 am.
According to the Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War he was diagnosed with undifferentiated febrile illness with acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock and tested positive for COVID-19 through RTPCR at Dr. H. Gordon Robert Hospital, Shillong.
Total number of deaths in the State has now gone up to 25.
Dr. War also informed that Meghalaya recorded 168 new cases on Saturday, with East Khasi Hills detecting 124 of them (armed and paramilitary forces 45, others 79), West Garo Hills 17 – armed and paramilitary forces six, others 11), Ri-Bhoi 14 (armed and paramilitary forces eight, others six, East Jaintia Hills seven, South West Khasi Hills four, East Garo Hills one and West Khasi Hills one.
The total number of active cases in Meghalaya is now 1570.
Dr. War also informed that Meghalaya recorded 131 recoveries on Saturday, East Khasi Hills 92 (armed and paramilitary forces 41 and others 51), West Khasi Hills 21, West Garo Hills 10 (armed and paramilitary forces – five, others – five) and Ri-Bhoi eight. The total number of recovered cases now are 2020.
The samples sent for testing till date are 112221, samples which tested negative are 107737 and the reports of 869 samples are awaited.
The number of people who entered Meghalaya till date are 35165.