Meghalaya records two more deaths due to COVID-19, tally reaches 42

State reports 170 new cases

SHILLONG, Sep 23: Meghalaya on Wednesday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths taking the toll to 42.

Director of Health Services, Dr. Aman War informed that Ryena Begum (68) of Mahendraganj, South West Garo Hills, died on September 22 at around 10:50 am at Ampati Civil hospital.

On Wednesday Deepak Dutta 75 years of Circuit House Kenche’s Trace died at around 2:40 am at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS). 

Meghalaya also recorded 170 new cases with East Khasi Hills bearing the brunt of the virus with  117 (armed and paramilitary forces one, others 116), Ri-Bhoi 37, North Garo Hills and West Garo Hills five each, East Jainta Hills and West Jaintia Hills three each. The total active cases in the state are 2060.

Meghalaya also recorded 153 new recoveries on Wednesday, taking the number to 2859.

East Khasi Hills recorded 113 new recoveries, Ri-Bhoi and West Garo Hills 17 each, South West Garo Hills three, East Jaintia Hills two and South Garo Hills one. 

Dr. War informed that the number of samples sent for testing till date are 136932, the number of samples which testing negative are 131971.

The number of people who have entered Meghalaya till Wednesday afternoon are 39808.

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