Two deaths in East Khasi Hills and one in North Garo Hills increased Meghalaya’s toll from Covid-19 to 85 today.
The deceased were identified as Marzina Sangma (61), Gopal Saha (56) and Taru Lata Mondal (65). Sangma’s death was the first from the coronavirus attributed to North Garo Hills. East Khasi Hills, meanwhile, has now recorded 76 fatalities from the disease. These deaths have also taken the fatality rate in Meghalaya to 0.92 per cent, with East Khasi Hills above this at 1.29 per cent.
Sangma, of Kharkutta, was admitted to Tura Civil Hospital on October 20 and found to be Covid-positive the same day. She passed away on Monday evening. The cause of death was Covid-19 with septic shock, paraplegia, polymyositis (a type of muscle disease) and kidney injury.
Saha, of Polo Hills, Shillong, was admitted to NEIGRIHMS on October 14 and was found to be Covid-positive the same day. He died yesterday morning. The cause of death was refractory shock with Covid pneumonia, with chronic infections and Type 2 diabetes.
Mondal, of Upper Laban, Shillong, was admitted to NEIGRIHMS on Monday and was found to be Covid-positive the same day. She died yesterday evening. Her cause of death was Type 2 diabetes with nephropathy (a type of kidney disease), hypertension, chronic kidney disease and Covid pneumonia.
Meanwhile, 90 new infections were reported in the state today, of which 55 were in East Khasi Hills, 19 in West Garo Hills, six in West Jaiñtia Hills, four in East Garo Hills, four in Ri-Bhoi and one each in North Garo Hills and South West Garo Hills.
There were also 134 recoveries – 85 in East Khasi Hills, 17 in Ri-Bhoi, 12 in West Jaiñtia Hills, 10 in South Garo Hills, eight in West Garo Hills and one each in East Garo Hills and South West Garo Hills.
There have now been a total of 9,226 Covid-19 cases in Meghalaya, with 7,777 recoveries and 85 deaths, leaving 1,364 active cases.