Meghalaya records two more COVID-19 deaths tolls rises to 120

SHILLONG, Dec 6: Meghalaya on Sunday recorded two more deaths due to COVID-19 taking the number of fatalities to 120, health authorities informed.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said that of the two who died one is from Assam who passed away at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) and the other was at Civil Hospital Tura, West Garo Hills.

The 67-year-old male COVID-19 patient from Nagaon, Assam, who had co-morbidities passed away at the NEIGRIHMS, Shillong while a 65 years old male patient, also suffering from other ailments succumbed to the viral infection in the Civil Hospital at Tura, West Garo Hills.

Harekrishna Debnath (67), of Nagaon, Assam, tested Covid positve and was admitted to NEIGRIHMS on November 30. He died on December 4. Dr. War informed that the cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia with COVID-19 pneumonia, acute kidney injury, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

Ther second victim who succumbed to the virus was Amiya Ch Momin (65), of Rajabala, West Garo Hills, was admitted to Tura Civil Hospital on November 30 and passed away on December 5.

The cause of death was right upper lobe pneumonic consolidation with acute antero lateral wall ischaemia, Covid-19, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

The Director of Health Services also informed that the state witnessed 73 new cases of which 58 were from East Khasi Hills district, eight from Ri-Bhoi district, four in West Garo Hills district, two in West Jaintia Hills district and one in North Garo Hills district.

Meghalaya also recorded 61 new recoveries on Sunday, which included 38 in East Khasi Hills district, 15 in West Garo Hills district, three in Ri-Bhoi district, two each in East Garo Hills districts, and North Garo Hills district and one in West Jaintia Hills district. With the latest recoveries the number of such cases the number now stands at 11,453 in the state.

Meanwhile, East Khasi Hills district administration has extended the night curfew from December 7, upto December 13, from 11 pm to 5 am daily.

The district administration has also prohibited any assembly or gathering without due permission from authorities during the same period.

“Individual or organization seeking to organize any function, meeting, durbar, ceremony or event may apply to the office of the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills subject to a ceiling limit of 100 attendees or one-third the capacity of the hall/venue, whichever is less,” district magistrate Isawanda Laloo said.

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