Meghalaya records six COVID-19 deaths in last two days

SHILLONG, Sep 29: Meghalaya in the last two days recorded, six deaths due to COVID-19 taking the total number to 48, health authorities informed.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that on September 27, the state recorded four deaths – Rishikeshi Subba (74) of Upper Mawprem who expired at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Firstborn Marbaniang (60) of Langkyrding, Sanjay Singh Muktam (36) of Baridua, Ri-Bhoi district and Knesman Nongsiej all at Civil Hospital Shillong.

On September 28, the state recorded two deaths – that of Phomti Phawa (51) at Civil Hospital Shillong and Dil Bahadur Thapa (55), of Lad Rymbai, East Jaintia Hills district at NEIGRIHMS.

Dr. War informed that on Tuesday, Meghalaya recorded 101 new cases and 72 recoveries, taking the total number of active cases to 1476 and total recovered cases to 3940.

Of the 101 new cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 54 (armed/paramilitary force five, others 49), West Garo Hills 37 (armed/paramilitary force 12, others 25),
West Jaintia Hills four, Ri-Bhoi and South West Garo Hills two each, East Garo Hills and East Jaintia Hills one each.

The Director of Health Services informed that of the 72 new recovered cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 54 (armed/paramilitary force two, others 52), West Garo Hills nine all from the armed/paramilitary forces, East Jaintia Hills four, East Garo Hills three and Ri-Bhoi two.

Dr. War also informed that the number of samples sent for testing till date are 148298 out of which 142835 tested negative. A total of 42170 people also entered Meghalaya till date.

Dr. War also informed that as per literature available, but still to be verified, “it appears that COVID-19 is not infectious after ten days.”

However, the Director of Health Services said that until this is verified by experts testing of positive persons will still continue after their ten days of quarantine.