Two women in mid 40s die from Covid in Garo Hills on Friday


TURA,July 16: Lying low for the past couple of days, the covid-19 infection has once again returned with a vengeance killing two women in the prime of their lives in one day, Friday, at Tura civil hospital.

While one of the victims hailed from Williamnagar town in East Garo Hills, the other was from Spring Hills locality of Tura town itself.

The 45 year old woman belonging to Balsrigittim locality of Williamnagar town was admitted to the covid ward in Tura civil hospital on the 12th of this month with the infection. Being a comorbid patient she developed pneumonia and passed away early Friday morning.

The same evening, another lady lost her life battling the disease in Tura. The 47 year old woman from Spring Hills Tura was suffering from symptoms of the disease, fever, cough, headache and generalised weakness for two days. She was found positive during a Rapid Antigen Test, taken a day earlier, and was admitted to the covid ward in Tura civil hospital. She had not been vaccinated.

Being a comorbid patient with blood pressure and diabetes, she developed complications and tragically passed away on Friday evening.

The two deaths once again cast a shadow over the ongoing battle to eradicate this infectious disease by the medical world.

To make matters worse, the number of infections continue to rise and even the age group of victims, which was previously in the mid 50s, 60s and beyond, are now falling to young adults.

On Friday there were five other deaths from Covid in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills region and one of the victims to sadly lose his life was a four year old boy from Rangdikhew in South West Khasi Hills district. The young boy had been admitted to Mawkyrwat Community Health Centre on Thursday but passed away from covid-19 pneumonia.

Two other victims from the Khasi-Jaintia Hills region to lose their lives from the virus were also in their late 30s and 40s.

A 38 year old woman passed away in Khliehriat CHC, East Jaintia Hills, while another lady, aged 48, lost her life in Dr H G Roberts hospital in Shillong.

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