Meghalaya recorded two more Covid-19 deaths, the Health Department informed today, taking the death toll in the state linked to the disease to 146.
These were the first fatalities related to the coronavirus in Meghalaya since January 13.
Chaya Paul (73), of Upper Mawprem, was declared brought dead to NEIGRIHMS on January 18. A post-mortem Covid-19 test came back positive. Meanwhile, Tunu Das (61), of Jorhat, Assam, was brought to NEIGRIHMS on January 17. She was unconscious and Covid-positive on arrival after suffering from a brain stem bleed. She also had diabetes and hypertension and developed acute kidney injury in Shillong. Das then suffered a cardiac arrest and died on January 20.
The total number of Covid fatalities in East Khasi Hills is now 120. The district’s fatality rate is 1.41 per cent.
There were also four new cases and six recoveries from the virus reported today.
Of the new cases today, both East Khasi Hills and East Jaiñtia Hills reported two each. A frontline health worker and one person in the Qualapatty cluster tested positive in East Khasi Hills, while the two new infections in East Jaiñtia Hills were both from the Golstone Cement cluster.
The recoveries were reported from East Khasi Hills (three) and West Jaiñtia Hills (three).
In all, Meghalaya has had 13,721 Covid-19 cases, of which 129 are active, 13,446 have recovered and 146 have died from the virus. The recovery rate is 98.00 per cent while the fatality rate has increased to 1.06 per cent.
The Health Department also informed that around 1,400 Covid tests were carried out in the state in the last 24 hours.