Five, including a six-year-old, die of Covid-19; death toll reaches 77

[ Karyir Riba ]

ITANAGAR/ROING, 14 May: Five people, including a six-year-old child, died of Covid-19 in the state on Friday, taking the total deaths to 77 in the state.

The six-year-old child from Itanagar was admitted to the RKM Hospital in a critical condition with severe Covid pneumonia. He died within two hours of admission.

A 49-year-old died in the DCHC in Tawang. He had had the first dose of vaccination.

A 65-year-old male with comorbidity, who was not vaccinated and was referred from Roing, died at the AMCH in Dibrugarh (Assam) on Thursday.

A 52-year-old male, also referred from the district hospital in Roing, died on Friday at the DCH in Pasighat. He had taken his first dose of the Covid vaccine, and had Covid pneumonia.

A 45-year-old female from Naharlagun, who had Covid pneumonia with comorbidity died at the DCH in Chimpu. She had been admitted to the hospital on 1 May.

With the death of two more persons from Lower Dibang Valley (LDV), the total number of deaths reached six in the district, making it one of the worst affected districts in the second wave.

According to Friday’s data, the total number of samples collected in LDV was 175. Twenty-six out of them tested positive, the youngest one being a two-year-old child, and 11 are symptomatic. The rate of positivity has again increased to 14.8 percent from 8.8 percent on Thursday.

Altogether 206 people are currently under home isolation, while 18 are in the CCC. Two are in the DCHC, nine have been referred to the DCH in Pasighat, and four have been referred to the AMCH in Dibrugarh.

Meanwhile, the total number of people who registered for vaccination is 9,590. Altogether 8,846 persons have taken the first dose, while 2,502 have been fully inoculated.

Meanwhile, a total of 264 people tested positive for the virus, of whom 47 are symptomatic. The total active cases in the state stand at 2,202 with 545 in the ICR and 225 in LDV. Altogether 223 are reported to have been released.

In the DCH in Chimpu, where serious patients are admitted, of the 70 beds, 46 are occupied. (With input from ATNS) (See full bulletin)