COVID-19: Meghalaya records highest single-day spike of 231 cases

Meghalaya on Friday recorded the highest single-day spike of 231 COVID-19 cases, taking the overall count to 6032.

The death toll now stands at 52 after one person, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in East Khasi Hills district.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War informed of the fresh cases — 183 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in East Khasi Hills district, 13 in East Jaintia Hills district, 9 in West Garo Hills district, 9 in South West Garo Hills district, 7 in Ri Bhoi district, 6 in South Garo Hills district, 3 in West Khasi Hills district and 1 in East Garo Hills district.

Out of the 225 recovered COVID-19 cases, Dr War said 123 are from East  Jaintia Hills district, 94 from East Khasi Hills district, 4 from West Garo Hills district, 3 from Ri Bhoi district and 1 from West Khasi Hills district.

He said 4,225 COVID-19 cases have been discharged as on date.

The state has detected a total of 6,032 COVID-19 out of which 1,755 are active cases, 4,225 recovered and 52 deaths.

East Khasi Hills district tops the list of districts in positive cases with 1,206 infections, which include 33 Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces and 1,173 civilians, followed by West Garo Hills 178, Ri Bhoi 158 and East Jaintia Hills 106.

In the other districts, 31 cases are in South West Garo Hills, 24 in North Garo Hills, 15 in West Jaintia Hills, 12 in East Garo Hills, 11 in West Khasi Hills, 9 in East Garo Hills and 5 in South West Khasi Hills.

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