Another two fatalities from Covid-19 were recorded in Meghalaya, one each in East Khasi Hills and West Garo Hills, which took the total death toll from the disease to 118.
East Khasi Hills’ fatality rate is now up to 1.34 percent, West Garo Hills’ is now 0.79 percent and the statewide fatality rate is 0.98 percent. There have been 98 Covid-related deaths in East Khasi Hills alone and 13 in West Garo Hills.
Lasting George Marbaniang (60), of Shillong, was found to be Covid-positive on Nov 27, was admitted to NEIGRIHMS on the same day and passed away on Dec 3. Cause of death was refractory septic shock with massive intra-cerebral haemorrhage, Covid-19 pneumonia, acute kidney injury and hypertension.
Luphindro M Sangma (56), of Mellim, South West Garo Hills, was admitted to Tura Civil Hospital yesterday morning and passed away in the evening. Cause of death was hyperkalaemia (high potassium levels) with Covid pneumonia, uncontrolled diabetes and diabetic foot.
Meanwhile, there were 62 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Meghalaya, along with 78 recoveries today.
Of the new cases 34 were in East Khasi Hills, 12 in West Garo Hills, four each in East Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills and West Jaiñtia Hills and two each in North Garo Hills and South West Khasi Hills.
In East Khasi Hills five were returnees, while there were also three positive cases among health workers in West Garo Hills, four in the Balsrigittim Reserve in East Garo Hills and two in West Jaiñtia Hills’ Tpeppale cluster.
Of the recoveries 46 were reported in East Khasi Hills, 16 in West Garo Hills, five in South West Garo Hills, four in South Garo Hills, three in Ri-Bhoi, two in East Garo Hills and one each in North Garo Hills and West Jaiñtia Hills.
In all, Meghalaya has had 12,067 Covid-19 cases, of which 630 are active, 11,319 have recovered and 118 have died from the virus. The recovery rate is 93.80 percent.
The Health Department also informed that around 2,400 Covid-19 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours.