Meghalaya records two more COVID-19 deaths, toll rises to 122

SHILLONG, Dec 8: Meghalaya on Tuesday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths taking the number of fatalities due to the virus to 122, health authorities informed.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that both the deaths were from East Khasi Hills taking the number of fatalities in the district to 100.

Dr. War informed that Vanlal Faka Hmar (74) of Madanriting, Shillong, tested Covid positive on November 14 and was admitted in Woodland Hospital on the same day and he expired on December 5 at 8 around pm.

He was diagnosed with Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Hypertension.

The second death reported was that of Bhawan Singh Rai (79) of Happy Valley, Shillong. He was admitted in Nazareth Hospital on November 21 and he expired on December 8 at 12:15 pm.

He was diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Hypertension with CKD with CAD.

Meanwhile, the state also recorded, 98 new cases and 113 recovered from the virus. With this the number of active cases is now 602 and the number of recovered cases stands at 11686.

Of the new COVID-19 cases registered on Tuesday, Dr. War informed 73 are from East Khasi Hills district, 11 West Garo Hills district, eight Ri-Bhoi district, three South West Garo Hills district, two in East Jaintia Hills district and one in East Garo Hills district even as two cases were transferred from West Garo Hills district to South West Garo Hills district and two other cases had migrated from West Garo Hills district to Assam.

Of the new recoveries cases recorded on Tuesday, Dr. War said 63 were from East Khasi Hills, 39 from West Garo Hills district, four from East Jaintia Hills district, three from South West Garo Hills district, two from Ri-Bhoi district and one each from East Garo Hills district and West Jaintia Hills district.

The Director of Health Services also informed that of the 2,58,439 persons tested for COVID-19 till date, 2,46,029 tested negative for the virus. Dr. War also informed that 68,953 persons from outside entered the State till Tuesday afternoon.

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