West Garo Hills recorded its fourth Covid-related fatality, that of Sonkor Arengh (44) of Tura.
Arengh was admitted to Tura Civil Hospital and tested positive for the virus on November 6. He was then referred to Tura Christian Hospital and died yesterday morning of septic shock with multi-organ dysfunction with liver disease and pancreatitis.
His was the 94th Covid-19 fatality in the state since the first back in April. There have now been four in West Garo Hills and eight in all of Garo Hills. The fatality rate is still very low at 0.31 percent out of 1,286 infections in the district, well below the state’s overall fatality rate of 0.92 percent.
Meanwhile, there were 28 new cases reported today (East Khasi Hills 15, East Garo Hills five, West Garo Hills four, Ri-Bhoi two, South West Garo Hills one and West Jaiñtia Hills one).
There were also 37 recoveries recorded (East Khasi Hills 21, West Garo Hills seven, West Jaiñtia Hills three, East Jaiñtia Hills two, Ri-Bhoi two, East Garo Hills one and North Garo Hills one).
Only around 800 coronavirus tests were conducted today, the second-lowest figure this month.