COVID-19 death toll reaches 100

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Total cases- 10,632 

Active cases-1,014 

Recovered- 9,518 

Deaths- 100 

The covid-19 recovery has gone up and so is the death toll. The death toll due to coronavirus crossed the 100-mark in the state after two more persons succumbed to the infection on Saturday.

A total of 9,518 patients recovered so far as the active cases stand at 1,014, taking the cumulative covid-19 infection to 10,632 in the state. Covid-19 fatalities in the state have also increased to 100.

75-year-old Greetings A Sangma, a resident of Sonamite Garobada in South West Garo Hills district passed away at the Tura civil hospital and 58-year-old Paritosh Kundu died at his residence at Lower Babupara, Tura on Friday, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said.

Sangma was tested positive for COVID-19 on being admitted at the hospital on November 9. “The cause of death was due to COVID-19 pneumonia with hypertension,” Dr. War said.

He said Kundu on the other hand was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was also an old case of CVA with hypertension.

The state has recorded 51 new positive cases and 63 new recoveries on Saturday.

The new cases include 24 from East Khasi Hills district, 11 Ri Bhoi district, 7 West Garo Hills district, 3 South Garo Hills district, 2 East Jaintia Hills district, 2 West Jaintia Hills district, 1 South West Garo Hills district, and 1 East Garo Hills district.

Dr. War said 63 persons who recovered from the infection include 20 from West Garo Hills, 20 Ri Bhoi, 9 East Jaintia Hills, 7 East Garo Hills, 3 East Khasi Hills, 3 South West Garo Hills, and 1 West Jaintia Hills.

Of the total active cases, Ri Bhoi has 315 positive cases, East Khasi Hills has 291, West Garo Hills 99, East Garo Hills 98, West Jaintia Hills 65, East Jaintia Hills 49, South Garo Hills 34, West Khasi Hills 29, South West Garo Hills 23, North Garo Hills 10 and South West Khasi Hills 1.

 “Till date, swab samples of 2,19,427 persons have been tested of which 2,08,795 were found negative,” the senior medical official said.

 There are 58,591 entrants from outside the state. EOM