Shillong, May 2: The state on Sunday recorded five fatalities due to Covid, the highest single day figure for the year.
According to Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War the first death recorded was that of Father Surendra Kumar Kanher 48 years old of Visitation Parish, Lumshnong, East Jaiñtia Hills.
The priest was brought dead to MCH Hospital, Jowai on May 1 at 11.30 om.
The deceased had tested positive on April 30 and was referred from Khliehriat CHC.
The second recorded death was that of Wannalin Marwein 41 year old female of
She was admitted to Bethany Hospital, Shillong on May 1 and expired the same day at 4.30 pm.
Payal Agarwal 29 year old female of Nongrim Hills, Shillong was admitted to Bethany Hospital, Shillong on April 23 and she expired on May 2 at 1.00 am, the fourth death recorded was that of one Nidhu Ranjan Paul 62 year old male of Rilbong, Shillong.
The victim was admitted to Woodland Hospital, Shillong on April 26 and expired on May 2 at 5.40 am and Ebrin Lyngdoh 63 year old male of Khliehriat
was admitted to Supercare Hospital, Shillong on April 29.
He expired on May 2 at 7.30 am.
Meanwhile, the government had asked the public of the state to restrict movement to stop the spread of the virus.
Meghalaya Chief Secretary, M. S. Rao said that this was necessary so that the health care system was not over burdened.
Rao said that hospital bed occupancy is rising sharply.
The Chief Secretary informed that of the 321 new cases recorded on Sunday, 97 are returnees.
Rao also urged those who are above 45 years to get themselves vaccinated.