The death of a 57-year-old man in East Khasi Hills took the death toll from Covid-19 in Meghalaya to 77. His was also the 70th death from the virus in the district.
The deceased was identified as Wester Mawrie of Mawlynrei. He had been admitted to Shillong Civil Hospital on September 19 and tested positive for the coronavirus on October 10. He died early today morning of Type 1 respiratory failure due to Covid-19 pneumonia with cancer.
Case of Covid increased by 28 today, with 177 recoveries recorded. This brought the number of active infections in Meghalaya below two thousand to 1,870. There have been a total of 8,621 recorded cases of Covid-19 in the state since the first in April, with 6,674 recoveries and 77 fatalities.
Today saw a combination of all districts bar East Khasi Hills cross the 3,000 mark in terms of Covid infections. East Khasi Hills has been the most affected by the disease and has reported 5,614 infections. The other 10 districts combined have now had 3,007.
Of the 28 new cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 12, West Garo Hills six, West Jaiñtia Hills five, East Garo Hills two, South Garo Hills two and East Jaiñtia Hills one.
The recoveries were divided between East Khasi Hills (104), Ri-Bhoi (43), West Garo Hills (14), North Garo Hills (seven), West Jaiñtia Hills (three, South West Garo Hills (two), South West Khasi Hills (two) and West Khasi Hills (two).
South West Garo Hills now has only nine active cases, the only district with such a figure in single digits.