ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The state recorded three Covid-19-related casualties in two days, taking the state’s Covid death tally to 36.
On the 27th, a 61-year-old male prisoner from the district jail in Jully near here passed away at around 2:10 pm at the dedicated Covid hospital (DCH) in Chimpu.
The patient had a suspected case of cerebro-vascular accident with Covid-19 infection. He had been referred from the jail in Jully and admitted to the DCH on 19 October at 11:30 pm and died due to septic shock.
The body was disposed of as per the Covid-19 protocol.
Earlier, on 16 and 17 October, a total of 40 cases had been reported from the jail.
On 26 October, a 35-year-old female, hailing from Sagalee in Papum Pare district, passed away at around 6:30 am at the DCH in Chimpu. She was suffering from rheumatic heart disease, mitral stenosis with Covid-19 infection.
The patient had been referred from the RK Mission Hospital and admitted to the DCH on 23 October, and died due to septic shock and multi-organ failure.
On the same day, at around the same time, a 55-year-old male from Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district passed away on the way to the DCH in Chimpu, near Dhemaji district of Assam.
He had been referred from the DCHC in Daporijo as his SPO2 was worsening. He had been admitted at the DCHC in Daporijo on 17 October with fever, headache and mild cough, and had tested Covid-19 positive.
The cause of death is said to be respiratory failure.
Meanwhile, the state recorded 81 cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, 34 of whom are symptomatic.
The Itanagar capital region (ICR) reported 18 cases. Five cases were reported from the Donyi Polo Ashok testing centre, four cases from the flu clinic at the TRIHMS, two cases each from the testing centre at the SQF in Lekhi and the Banderdewa check gate, and one case each from the testing centre at the CCC in the zoo area, the flu clinic at Heema Hospital, the flu clinic at the RKMH, the flu clinic at Niba Hospital and Frontier Diagnostic Pvt Lab in Naharlagun.
Thirteen cases were reported from East Siang, of which 10 were detected from the flu clinic at BPGH, Pasighat. Three other cases are primary contacts.
This was followed by West Siang, which reported 12 cases. Nine are primary contacts, while two others were reported from the flu clinic at the general hospital in Aalo, and one is an ICR returnee.
Meanwhile, 115 persons were declared recovered or were discharged on the day (see full bulletin).
As of 27 October, 14,472 persons have tested positive for Covid-19, and the state has 2,139 active cases.