The East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya has reported 21 Covid-19 deaths during the last two days.
In view of the surge in the number of cases and deaths in the district, the administration in an advisory issued on Friday urged the people to not ignore any signs and symptoms of Covid-19 and report symptoms and get tested at the earliest.
“As the number of cases and deaths in the district is increasing, the general public is strongly urged to not ignore any signs and symptoms of Covid-19 but to report symptoms and get tested at the earliest so that proper care can be advised and monitoring can be done,” East Khasi Hills DC Isawanda Laloo said in the advisory.
Of the 21 deaths, 11 are from the rural areas while 10 are from the urban areas of the district.
Of them, 19 were not vaccinated and two were partially vaccinated (only one dose), she said.
Laloo further said that 15 were brought to the hospital after 48 hours of the onset of symptoms, including six who were brought after more than 5 days of onset of symptoms
“12 died after more than five days of hospitalization,” she added.