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An 85-year-old man died of COVID-19 at a hospital in Shillong on Tuesday, taking the death toll due to the disease in Meghalaya to 60, officials said.

The person, a resident of Ri-Bhoi district, had comorbidities, health officials said.

The state reported 270 new Covid-19 cases during the last 24 hours taking the states’ active cases to 2,371.

Out of the 270 new cases, 195 were reported from the East Khasi Hills district, 19 from Ri-Bhoi district, 26 from West Garo Hills district, 10 from West Jaintia Hills, seven from South West Garo Hills, six from East Jaintia Hills, three from North Garo Hills, two from East Garo Hills, and one each from South West Khasi Hills and West Khasi Hills.

During the past 24 hours, 115 patients have also recovered, taking the total recoveries in the State to 4,606.

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