Two more COVID-19 patients, died in Meghalaya in the past 24 hours on September 23, taking the fatality count due to the viral infection to 42 in the state.
Director of Health Services (MI) Aman War informed that a 68-year-old woman of Mahendraganj village, who was suffering from stroke and other ailments, died at Ampati Civil Hospital in South West Garo Hills district on September 22.
Another COVID-19 patient, a 75-year-old man from Circuit House Kenches Trace, died in the wee hours of September 23 at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) hospital in Shillong.
“He (the patient) died due to type 1 respiratory failure, COVID shock and pneumonia, and other chronic disease,” War said.
In the past 24 hours, 170 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Meghalaya, pushing the active cases to 2,060.
The senior medical official informed that out of the new cases, 117 were from East Khasi Hills district.
“Out of the 153 recoveries registered today, 113 are from East Khasi hills district,” War informed.
So far, Meghalaya has reported a total of 4961 COVID-19 cases out of which 2060 are active, 42 deceased and 2859 recoveries.