Shillong (Meghalaya), Nov 16 : One more Covid patient succumbed to his infections In Tura taking the death toll to 101 .
The patient has been identified as Sumikson D Sangma (60) from Tura.
Sangma was admitted to Tura Civil Hospital Sunday and expired later the same day. The cause of death was hypoxic encephalopathy (brain injury due to oxygen deprivation) with Covid-19, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
His is the ninth death from the disease recorded in West Garo Hills and the seventh during this month.
Meanwhile , 41 new cases were detected today which included 17 from East Khasi Hills, 14 from West Garo Hills, 6 from Ri Bhoi , 3 from South West Garo Hills and 1 from North Garo Hills .
A total of 78 patients were declared recovered today .