Total cases- 10,047
Active cases- 995
Although, the state witnessed a decline in the COVID 19 positive rate but the deaths related to coronavirus are also increasing.
Two more persons have died due to COVID-19, taking the death toll in the state to 93 on Saturday.
58 year old Firmly Pale, a resident of Mission Compound, Jowai in West Jaintia Hills district passed away at the Bethany hospital while 54-year-old Barnabas Pyngrope of Rynjah Shillong died at Nazareth Hospital today, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said.
Pale was admitted and tested positive for COVID-19 on October 29. “The cause of death was due to acute respiratory distress syndrome with COVID-19 pneumonia with CKD stage V, hypertension and severe anaemia,” Dr. War said.
He said Pyngrope however was tested positive for the virus on being admitted on October 26 and passed away due to COVID-19 pneumonia with CKD with type 2 diabetes mellitus with hypertension with hypothyroidism.
The state has also recorded 68 new cases and 55 recoveries on Saturday.
The new cases include 24 from East Khasi Hills district, 18 West Jaintia Hills district, 9 Ri Bhoi district, 8 West Garo Hills district, 5 South Garo Hills district, 2 East Jaintia Hills district and 2 South West Garo Hills district.
Of the 55 COVID-19 patients who recovered from the infection, Dr. War said 25 are from East Khasi Hills, 13 West Jaintia Hills, 12 West Garo Hills, 1 East Garo Hills, 1 North Garo Hills, 1 South West Garo Hills and 1 Ri Bhoi.
The state has detected a total of 10,047 COVID-19 out of which 995 are active cases, 8,959 recovered and 93 deaths.
Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 260 positive cases that include 21 Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces and 239 civilians, Ri Bhoi 281, West Garo Hills 142, West Jaintia Hills 108, East Garo Hills 88, East Jaintia Hills 50, North Garo Hills 14, West Khasi Hills 14, South Garo Hills 18, South West Garo Hills 18 and South West Khasi Hills 2.
“Till date, swab samples of 2,10,079 persons have been tested of which 2,00,032 were found negative,” the senior medical official said.
There are 56,057 entrants from outside the state.