The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the life of a 37-year-old woman on Wednesday, pushing the death toll in Meghalaya to 78.
A resident of Nartiang in West Jaintia Hills, Fullmai Dhar passed away at Jowai Maternity and Child Health Hospital at 12.20 pm, said the Director of Health and Services (MI), Dr. Aman War. “The cause of death was due to cardiopulmonary arrest, type-I respiratory failure and COVID-19,” he said.
The state has also recorded a highest single day recovery of 307 COVID-19 patients and detected 99 fresh cases on Thursday.
The new cases include 46 from East Khasi Hills, 29 in Ri Bhoi, 12 West Garo Hills, 7 South Garo Hills, 2 West Jaintia Hills and 1 each in North Garo Hills, South West Khasi Hills and West Khasi Hills.
Out of the 307 recovered COVID-19 patients, 205 are from East Khasi Hills, 51 from Ri Bhoi, 28 in West Garo Hills, 8 in South Garo Hills, 7 from South West Khasi Hills, 3 from South West Garo Hills, 1 in East Jaintia Hills, 2 each from East Garo Hills and West Jaintia Hills and 6,981 COVID-19 patients have been discharged as on date.
The state has detected a total of 8,721 COVID-19 out of which 1,661 are active cases, 6,981 recovered and 78 deaths.
East Khasi Hills has the highest number of positive cases at 1,070 (1,044 civilians and 26 armed and paramilitary forces) followed by Ri Bhoi with 169 and then West Garo Hills with 164 cases.
Positive cases district wise breakup are 74 cases in West Jaintia Hills, 51 in East Garo Hills, 48 in West Khasi Hills, 37 in South Garo Hills, 20 in North Garo Hills, 17 in East Jaintia Hills, 5 in South West Khasi Hills and 6 in South West Garo Hills.
Over 694persons are currently undergoing home quarantine and isolation while 505 persons are under institutional quarantine.
“Till date, swab samples of 1, 93,190 persons have been tested of which 1, 84,470 were found negative,” said Dr. War.
There are 50,997 entrants from outside the state.