Active cases- 602
The state on Tuesday recorded yet another high single-day recovery of 113 COVID-19 patients, pushing the total recoveries to over 11,686.
The death of two persons has pushed the death toll due to COVID-19 to 122 in the state on Tuesday.
Seventy-nine-year-old Bhawan Singh Rai of Happy Valley passed away at the Nazareth hospital on Tuesday while seventy-four-year-old Vanlal Faka Hmar of Madanriting died at Woodland hospital on December 5, Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War said.
Rai was admitted to the hospital on November 21. “He however passed away today due to Covid-19 pneumonia with type 2 diabetes mellitus with hypertension with CKD with CAD,” he said.
Hmar was tested positive for COVID-19 on being admitted in the hospital on November 14. “The cause of death was due to severe Covid pneumonia with type 2 diabetes mellitus with hypertension,” Dr War said.
Meanwhile, 113 more persons have also recovered from the viral infection on Tuesday.
Dr War said the patients who recovered from the viral infection include 63 from East Khasi Hills district, 39 West Garo Hills district, 4 East Jaintia Hills district, 3 South West Garo Hills district, 2 Ri Bhoi district, 1 East Garo Hills district and 1 West Jaintia Hills district.
Of the 98 new cases detected, Dr War said 73 are from East Khasi Hills, 11 West Garo Hills, 8 Ri Bhoi, 3 South West Garo Hills, 2 East Jaintia Hills and 1 East Garo Hills.
He said two cases transferred from West Garo Hills to South West Garo Hills while another two cases migrated from West Garo Hills to Assam.
So far, the state has detected a total of 12,410 COVID-19 cases out of which 602 are active cases, 11,686 recovered and 122 deaths.
Dr War said the fatality rate due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday is 0.98 percent.
Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 381 positive cases, West Garo Hills 102, East Garo Hills 25, West Jaintia Hills 23, Ri Bhoi 26, South West Garo Hills 17, West Khasi Hills 10, East Jaintia Hills 6, North Garo Hills 6, South West Khasi Hills 4 and South Garo Hills 2.
“Till date, swab samples of 2,58,439 persons have been tested of which 2,46,029 were found negative,” the senior medical official said.
There are 68,953 entrants from outside the state.