Shillong ( Meghalaya) , July 23 : The Deputy Commissioner . East Khasi Hills , Ms. I Laloo has issued an urgent public advisory in wake of 21 more deaths reported in the state in the last 24 hours and advised all residents of the state to get vaccinated at the earliest citing that almost all the deaths in last 24 hours were among non vaccinated people .
The advisory states that out of 21 Covid-19 deaths in East Khasi Hills District in the last 48 hours, 11 are from the rural areas while 10 are from the urban areas of the district and 19 were not vaccinated and 2 were partially vaccinated (only one dose).
The advisory added that in the last 24 hours the Non-institutional Deaths were 3 while 2 were brought dead to Hospital while one was a home death. The Institutional Deaths were 18 while 15 were brought to hospital after 48 hours of onset of symptoms, including 6 who were brought after more than 5 days of onset of symptoms. 12 patients died after more than 5 days of hospitalization.
As the number of cases and deaths in the district is increasing, the general public is strongly urged to not ignore any signs and symptoms of Covid-19 but to report symptoms and get tested at the earliest so that proper care can be advised and monitoring can be done.
The advisory stated that early presentation to a medical facility prevents further deterioration and death. The data that is emerging everyday strongly indicates that those who are vaccinated, even if infected, have a much lower chance of developing serious symptoms, requiring hospitalization and of dying due to the disease.
Therefore , the advisory urged that all eligible citizens get vaccinated without further delay.