SHILLONG, Oct 27: Meghalaya on Thursday recorded two COVID-19 deaths of which both were from East Khasi Hills. With this the number of deaths due to the virus has reached 87.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that the two who died of the virus in East Khasi Hills are – Lalbahadur Waibha 62-year-old male from 29 Cantonment Colony, Anjalee Beat House.
Director of Health Services, informed that he was admitted to Super Care Hospital on October 12, and expired on October 14 at around 7:36 pm.
Dr. War said that the cause of dead was acute respiratory distress syndrome with COVID.
The second death that was reported on Thursday was that of Belingstar Lyngkhoi 45-year-ols male from Langsymphuit, Mawsynram. He was admitted to Super Care Hospital on October 18 and tested positive for the virus. He died on October 28 at around 9:28 pm.
His cause of death was post cholecystectomy status with choledocholithiasis with cholangitis and sepsis with multi-organ failure.
Meanwhile, State Transport and Urban Affairs Minister, Sniawbhalang Dhar has also tested positive for the virus, a couple of days back.
According to the Director of Health Services, Dhar is asymtopmatic and the Health department is conducting contact tracing.
According to him, the samples of the symptomatic persons will be taken and the asymptomatic one will have to quarantine themselves for ten days.
Meghalaya also recorded 77 new cases and 113 new recoveries.
With this the total number of active cases in Meghalaya is at 1326 and the total recovered cases are at 7890.
Dr. War also informed that till date a total of 2, 00, 391 samples have been tested out of which 1, 91, 088 samples tested negative.
The Director of Health Services also informed that till date a total of 52957 persons have entered the state from others parts of the country and outside.