Total case detected – 6,660
Active case- 2,209
There is no respite from the increasing COVID 19 trend in Meghalaya as active tally continues to increase. Around 200 new cases detected on Sunday taking the number of active cases to 2,209. Four more succumbs to the fatal infection taking the death toll to 58.The good news is that 74 new recoveries were recorded on Sunday. Total recovery stands at 4,393.
Four more persons including a pregnant woman died due to COVID-19 on Sunday. Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said a 30-year-old Newsalin Iawpniaw, a resident of Mawsaw in South West Khasi Hills district, was diagnosed of uterine rupture with intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) on being admitted at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) on October 2.
“She was also found to be positive for COVID-19. Inspite of immediate intervention by the doctors at the hospital, she passed away at 7 am on October 3. The cause of death was due to cardiac arrhythmia with post dated pregnancy with uterine rupture and IUFD, sepsis and COVID-19 status,” he said.
Dr War informed another three patients – 80-year-old Mushi Dkhar of Mawbah, Kali Thapa (63) of Lapang and Ellia R Marak (58) from MES, Shillong – also succumbed to the viral infection at NEIGRIHMS hospital on Friday and Saturday respectively.
Dkhar and Marak died due to refractory septic shock with multi organ dysfunction syndrome, COVID-19 pneumonia and type-II diabetes mellitus while Thapa due to type-I respiratory failure, acute exacerbation of COPD, COVID-19 status with hypertension.
DHS (MI) Dr. Aman Warr informed that of the new cases – 126 are from East Khasi Hills district, 01 from North Garo Hills, 12 from West Garo Hills district, 44 from Ri Bhoi, 01 from South Garo Hills, 06 from South West Garo Hills, 02 from South West Khasi Hills and 08 from West Jaintia Hills district.
Out of the 74 recovered COVID-19 patients, Dr War said, 50 are from East Khasi Hills, 10 from West Garo Hills, 8 from East Jaintia Hills, 4 from North Garo Hills and 2 from Ri Bhoi. He said 4,393 COVID-19 patients have been discharged as on date.
The state has detected a total of 6,660 COVID-19 out of which 2,209 are active cases, 4,393 recovered and 58 deaths.
East Khasi Hills district tops the list of districts in positive cases with 1,618 infections, that include 73 Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces and 1,545 civilians, followed by Ri Bhoi 225 and West Garo Hills 195. In the other districts, 33 cases are in East Jaintia Hills, 36 in South West Garo Hills, 24 in North Garo Hills, 28 in West Jaintia Hills, 14 in East Garo Hills, 15 in South West Khasi Hills, 11 in West Khasi Hills, and 10 in South Garo Hills.