Remote Dibang Valley reports Covid death as state records 22 deaths in a week

[ Karyir Riba ]

ROING, 17 May: The state reported five Covid-19 deaths on Monday, including one in remote Dibang Valley district.

A 71-year-old woman died at the DCH in Dibang Valley HQ Anini on 17 May, according to district health officials. She had tested Covid-19 positive on 14 May. She had respiratory distress with very low SPO2, and had comorbidity. She was not vaccinated.

This is the first death in Dibang Valley district due to Covid-19.

The Covid bulletin issued by the state’s health department states that there were four deaths on Monday.

A 40-year-old patient from Lower Dibang Valley (LDV) district died at the DCH in Pasighat on 17 May. He had tested positive for coronavirus on 6 May at the ATC in the district hospital (DH) in Roing. He had moderate Covid-19 symptoms, cough, fever and SPO2 90 percent with bronchial asthma, and had been referred to the DCH in Pasighat on 9 May as his condition was not improving here.

He was admitted to the DCH in Pasighat on the same day and died on 17 May due to cardio respiratory failure caused by Covid pneumonia. He had not been vaccinated.

A 52-year-old male from Pasighat also lost his life to Covid on 17 May at the DCH in Pasighat. He had tested positive on 13 May and had been admitted to the DCH. He died of acute respiratory distress syndrome caused due to severe Covid pneumonia. He had a history of diabetes. He had taken the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination.

A 20-year-old female resident of Upper Subansiri HQ Daporijo, who was suffering from Covid-19 pneumonia with paraplegia, and had been admitted on 13 May, died on 16 May at the DCH in Chimpu, Itanagar.

A 40-year-old GREF worker from Demwe in Lohit district died on 16 May at the DCHC in Tezu. The patient had tested Covid-19 positive through RAT on 8 May at the Demwe GREF camp.

In the last one week, the state has reported 22 deaths, including the one in Dibang Valley, taking the death toll to 86.

The state recorded 304 cases on Monday, with 123 symptomatic cases. The ICR reported 89 cases, taking the total to 611 active cases. The state has 2,346 active cases. The health department said that 214 people have recovered from the virus. (See full Covid Bulletin )