Meghalaya records one more COVID-19 death and 99 new cases

SHILLONG, Sep 10: Meghalaya on Thursday recorded another COVID-19 death when a 38 year old woman was declared brought dead at Nazareth Hospital even as 99 new cases were detected. 

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According to Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War, the deceased, Swatika Paul of Laban, was brought to Nazareth Hospital but died on the way. 

“She was immediately tested and was found to be positive,” Dr. War said. 

The deceased was a diabetic and also had hypertension. With this the number of fatalities in the state has risen to 20.

Dr. War also informed that of the 99 new cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 40 all from the others category, East Jaintia Hills 27, West Garo Hills 18, Ri-Bhoi 11 (armed and paramilitary forces eight, others three), West Jaintia Hills, West Khasi Hills and South West Garo Hills recorded one cases each. 

The total number of active cases in the state is now 1434.

East Khasi Hills has 899 cases (armed and paramilitary forces 152, others 747), West Garo Hills 194 (armed and paramilitary forces 81, others 113), Ri-Bhoi 127 (armed and paramilitary forces 39, others 88), East Jaintia Hills 112, West Khasi Hills 32, East Garo Hills 22, South Garo Hills 20, West Jaintia Hills 12, North Garo Hills nine, South West Garo Hills six and South West Khasi Hills one.

The state on Thursday recorded 19 new recoveries – West Garo Hills 17 (armed and paramilitary forces 16, others one), Ri-Bhoi one and East Garo Hills one. The total number of recovered cases now stands at 1842.

Dr. War also informed that the samples sent for testing till date are 106654, the reports which tested negative are 102477 and results of 881 are awaited. 

The Director of Health Services also informed that there are 15 testing centres all over Meghalaya.