Shillong: The COVID-19 death toll in Meghalaya has now crossed the 30-mark after two new deaths were reported in the state. .
Two women succumbed to the virus on Friday. One was a 44-year-old, a resident of Pinewood Quarter in Shillong. The patient was admitted at Nazareth Hospital on September 15 but passed away at 9:20 am on Friday.
Director of Health Services Dr Aman Warr informed that the patient’s cause of death was due to COVID and she had comorbidities.
Another patient — a 60-year-old woman from Laitumkhrah — became the second casualty on Friday. “She was taken to Nazareth Hospital due to her illness but before reaching the hospital she passed away and the Hospital declared as brought dead at 12:45 pm. Her sample was taken and she was positive for COVID-19,” informed Dr Warr.
Meanwhile, the state recorded 89 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the total active cases to 1,976.
The total recovered cases for the day was 95 taking the total recovered cases to 2,437.
The total samples sent for testing is 1,29,503 out of which 1,24,315 have tested negative and results of 743 is awaited.