Meghalaya records two more COVID-19 deaths on Monday

SHILLONG, Sep 14: Meghalaya on Monday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, taking the total to 28, health authorities informed.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that the first death reported was that of Iohbor Kharsohnoh 46 of 7 Mile.

War informed that he was brought to Bethany Hospital, on Monday morning at around 7:20 and was sick for the past one week.

He was referred to NEIGRIHMS, but he died in the ambulance while on the way there. The Director of Health Services said that he was brought back to Bethany for sanitisation of the body.

“He had acute respiratory distress syndrome with COVID-19, acute gastroenteritis and lower respiratory tract infection,” Dr. War informed

The second death was that of Binod Kumar Goenka of Paltan Bazar, 66 years.

He was referred from Super Care Hospital to NEIGRIHMS on August 25.

“The cause of death was Type I Respiratory Failure with COVID-19 Pneumonia, and acute respiratory distress syndrome, ” Dr. War informed.

He died at around 12:40 in the afternoon. He had co-morbidities like Type II Diabetes Myelitis and hypertension.

Meanwhile, the Director of Health Services informed that Meghalaya on Monday recorded, 139 new COVID-19 cases with East Khasi Hills recording the most – 124 (armed and paramilitary forces 39, civilians 85), Ri-Bhoi 12, East Jaintia Hills two and West Garo Hills one.

The total active cases in the state is now 1686.

Dr. War also informed that Meghalaya recorded 76 recoveries on Monday. East Khasi Hills 48 (armed and paramilitary forces 14, civilians 34), Ri-Bhoi 19, East Jaintia Hills five and West Garo Hills four (armed and paramilitary forces one, civilians three). The total recovered cases is now 2151.

The Director of Health Services also informed that in Raj Bhavan a total of 150 samples have been tested so far, even as he informed that even though the Secretary to the Governor, Pravin Bakshi had tested negative through CBNAAT, the test done by the health authorities by RTCPR wherein he tested positive stands. It may be mentioned that there are 41cases in the Raj Bhavan even as the Governor Satya Pal Malik tested negative for the virus.

Dr. War also informed that one person in the Chief Minister’s bunglow had tested positive for the virus. So far 70 samples have been tested there.