Another COVID death in state
108 fresh cases detected
SHILLONG, April 19: There seems to be no respite from the surge in Covid-19 cases in Meghalaya as one more fatality was reported on Friday taking the death toll to 154.
DHS (MI), Dr Aman Warr, informed that 80-year-old Nandeswar Das of Nongrim Hills, Shillong was admitted in Supercare Hospital in gasping stage on Sunday & had tested Covid positive. He passed away the same day. According to Dr. Warr, the cause of death is diabetes mellitus with Covid-19 infection.
108 fresh cases were detected on Monday of which 95 were reported in East Khasi Hills, seven in West Jaintia Hills and five in Ri Bhoi. The state also recorded 33 recoveries on Monday including 31 in East Khasi Hills and two in West Jaintia Hills. The total number of recoveries stands at 14,071.
Out of the 754 active cases in the state, 533 are in East Khasi Hills, 114 in West Jaintia Hills, 50 in Ri Bhoi, 18 in East Jaintia Hills, 18 West Khasi Hills, 13 in West Garo Hills, six in South West Khasi Hills and one each in East Garo Hills and North Garo Hills.
Three test positive, Tura NEHU campus sealed
The NEHU campus in Tura has been sealed for two days after three cases were detected on Sunday.
NEHU Pro Vice Chancellor has been admitted to the Covid ward in Tura Civil Hospital after he tested positive.
“We have temporarily closed down the campus for contact tracing and testing after the three cases were detected on Sunday,” informed West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh.
He confirmed that the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. G. Saingaiah, has been admitted to the Covid unit of the Tura Civil Hospital for treatment after he tested positive and also happens to be a patient of hypertension.
According to reports available, a professor of the university who arrived from Hyderabad was found positive with the virus and had apparently met with the Pro Vice Chancellor and another individual of the campus upon his arrival. All three were later tested positive.