With the passing away of four elderly people due to COVID-19, the death toll caused by the virus in Meghalaya has now gone up to 51 on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya reported 176 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, taking the total infection count to 5,641 of which 1,615 are active positive cases.
In East Khasi Hills, 113 people tested positive for COVID-19, 30 from West Garo Hills, 18 from Ri Bhoi, 11 from South West Garo Hills and 1case each from East Garo Hills, North Garo Hills, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills.
A total of 37 patients have recovered COVID-19 patients which include 21 were from West Garo Hills, 11 from Ri Bhoi, 3 from East Khasi Hills and 2 from South West Garo Hills.
Furthermore, 9 more patients have recovered in West Garo Hills, 4 in East Jaintia Hills, 3 in East Garo Hills, 2 in Ri Bhoi and 3,975 COVID-19 patients have been discharged as on date.
“Till date, swab samples of 1, 50,809 persons have been sent for testing of which 1, 45,170 were found to be negative,” according to an official.
Meghalaya has detected a total of 5,641 COVID-19 out of which 1,615 are active cases, 3,975 recovered and 51 deaths.
Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of districts with the most positive cases in the country with 2, 20,847 infections followed by Mysuru with 33,300 and Ballari with 30,943.
In the State, East Khasi Hills has the highest positive cases with 1,052 infections that include 48 armed and paramilitary forces and 1,004 civilians, followed by East Jaintia Hills with 213, West Garo Hills with 163, and 103 cases in Ri Bhoi.
In the other districts, 24 cases are in North Garo Hills, 22 in South West Garo hills, 12 in West Jaintia Hills, 11 in East Garo Hills, 9 in West Khasi Hills, 4 in South West Khasi Hills and 2 in South Garo Hills.
As of today, 42,710 registered people have entered the State.