59 test positive for COVID in Meghalaya

With a total of 59 people testing positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours in Meghalaya, the total number of cases in the state has now touched 11,488.

Briefing the media on Wednesday, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said the new cases include 27 from East Khasi Hills district, 17 West Garo Hills district, 8 West Jaintia Hills district, 4 Ri Bhoi district, 1 East Jaintia Hills district, 1 South West Garo Hills district and 1 West Khasi Hills district.

Of the 37 persons who recovered from the viral infection, Dr War said 19 are from East Khasi Hills, 6 East Garo Hills, 6 West Garo Hills, 4 Ri Bhoi and 2 South West Garo Hills.

So far, the state has detected a total of 11,513 Covid cases out of which 915 are active cases, 10,488 recovered and 110 deaths.

Dr War also said that the Covid fatality rate in the state is 0.95 percent.

Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 444 positive cases, West Garo Hills 249, South Garo Hills 50, South West Garo Hills 38, East Garo Hills 34, Ri Bhoi 31, West Khasi Hills 28, East Jaintia Hills 17, West Jaintia Hills 14 and North Garo Hills 10.

“Till date, swab samples of 2,34,160 persons have been tested of which 2,22,647 were found negative,” he said while adding that so far 63,000 people have entered the state.


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