SHILLONG, Sep 17: The COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya is seeing a surge with Thursday recording 161 new cases, taking the active cases up to 1,983 and three new deaths taking the toll to 32, health authorities informed.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that all the deaths were recorded in East Khasi Hills which includes a woman and two females.
Two deaths were recorded on Wednesday night and one on Thursday morning.
The first case was that of a 74-year-old woman Diwanti Thappa, of Barapathar, who died on Thursday night at Civil Hospital, Shillong. She had co-morbidities like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
Another victim was a 72-year-old Lawrence Lyngkhoi, of Shyiap who was declared brought dead to Super Care Hospital here. Lyngkhoi was tested positive for COVID-19 in Rapid Antigen Test.
The third death was that of 60-year-old Dilli Thapa, who was suffering from Cancer.
He was admitted at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Hospital on September 14 and died of the virus to the viral infection on Thursday morning, Dr. War said.
Out of the 161 new cases, East Khasi Hills recorded the most cases with 105, East Jaintia Hills district 28, West Garo Hills district 12, Ri-Bhoi district nine, South West Garo Hills district three, East Garo Hills district two and West Khasi Hills district and South West Khasi Hills district one each.
Dr. War also informed that 78 more patients have recovered taking the number of recoveries to 2,342.