One more dies of COVID-19, 109 new cases detected

SHILLONG, Sep 13: Meghalaya on Monday recorded another COVID-19 death on Sunday taking the tally to 26, the health department informed.

Health authorities informed that Peter Kharkongor (70) of Wahthapbroo was brought dead to Nazareth Hospital on Sunday morning.

“He arrived on September 13 at 5:20 am, rapid antigen teat was done at 5:39 am and was positive,” Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed.

Meghalaya on Sunday recorded 109 new cases, with East Khasi Hills accounting for 85 of them (armed and paramilitary forces 27, others 58), West Garo Hills 13 (armed and paramilitary forces 10, others three), Ri-Bhoi nine (armed and paramilitary forces three, others six) and East Jaintia Hills two.

The total number of active cases in the state is now 1623.

There was also 55 new recovered cases on Sunday taking the total to 2075.

The district wise cases of new recovered cases are – East Khasi Hills 30 (armed and paramilitary forces two, others 28), West Garo Hills 23 (armed and paramilitary forces 15, others 8) and Ri-Bhoi two.

Meanwhile, a total of 30 people have tested positive for the virus at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday.

Samples of the staffs of the Raj Bhavan were taken on Friday.