Meghalaya Covid cases cross 4,000 mark with 172 new cases on Tuesday

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Shillong (Meghalaya), Sept 15 : 1 more seriously ill Covid patient succumbed to his infections on Tuesday afternoon taking the death toll to 29.

According to official sources , the patients has been identified as Gopal Chandra Baghdas aged 67 years from Jhalupara area of Shillong . He was admitted Shillong Civil hospital on September 12 and he was tested Covid positive .

The patient had co-morbidity like diabetes and hypertension and died due to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome due Covid -19 pneumonia.

With 172 fresh cases on Tuesday the state tally has now gone up to 4,037 . However , the active cases stand at 1,818 after a total of 2,190 patients have recovered .

Among the new cases today , East Khasi Hills reported 74 cases out which 21 were from Armed Forces ans 53 general public .

East Jaintia Hills District reported 61 new cases , Ri Bhoi District reported 23 , West Garo Hills 9, South west Garo Hills reported 2 cases and North Garo Hills, West Jaintia Hills and South Garo Hills 1 case each.

A total of 39 patients were discharged today after recovery .

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