Shillong (Meghalaya), Oct 10 : One more Covid death was reported in the state and the death toll due to Covid in the state has gone upto 62 .
The deceased has been identified as Pulsan Dalu aged 42) years of Police Reserve, Williamnagar. The Armed Branch Constable was admitted to Williamnagar Civil Hospital on Oct 9 morning and was tested Covid positive and expired that same day.
He was diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome with Covid-19, bronchial asthma and hypertension.
Meanwhile ,156 new Covid cases were detected in the state today taking the state tally to 7,544.
Among the new cases 83 were reported from East Khasi Hills, 31 from Ri Bhoi , 18 from West Jaintia Hills , 8 each from West Garo Hills and South West Khasi Hills , 3 from South Garo Hills , 2 from South West Garo Hills, and 1 each from North Garo Hills , East Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills .
A total of 142 patients were declared recovered today.