Shillong: A 58-year-old resident of Jhalupara in Shillong succumbed to COVID-19 on Saturday, taking the total death toll in Meghalaya to seven.
According to director of health services Dr Aman Warr, the patient was admitted to Woodland Hospital. He was diagnosed with SARI case and was shifted to Civil Hospital on August 11. The patient passed away on August at 10:45 pm on Friday. The cause of his death has been said to be acute respiratory distress syndrome caused due to COVID. He had underlying ailments like diabetes and hypertension as well, he added.
Meanwhile, 93 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Saturday, out of which 66 are from East Khasi Hills, nine from West Garo Hills, two from Ri-Bhoi, 10 from West Khasi Hills, two from North Garo Hills and four from East Jaintia Hills.
Meghalaya has a total of 1,035 active COVID-19 cases so far. Here’s the breakup:
East Khasi Hills: 662
West Khasi Hills: 28
South West Khasi Hills: 1
West Jaintia Hills: 3
East Jaintia Hills: 12
West Garo Hills: 215
South West Garo Hills: 4
South Garo Hills: 2
East Garo Hills: 3
North Garo Hills: 12
The total number of recovered cases in the state now stands at 769, with seven deaths so far.
The number of samples sent for testing is 72,409, of which 70,019 have tested negative. The number of samples awaited is approximately 579.