After two more COVID-19 related deaths recorded in the past 24 hours in Meghalaya, the death toll in the state has gone up to 106 on Friday.
Meanwhile, Meghslaya has registered 173 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and these include 97 from East Khasi Hills, 60 West Garo Hills, 8 South Garo Hills, 4 East Jaintia Hills, 2 East Garo Hills and 1 each from Ri Bhoi and South West Garo Hills.
Dr. War informed that those who tested positive also include 12 from St Peter School in West Garo Hills, 7 health workers from East Khasi Hills, 7 armed and paramilitary forces that include 5 from East Khasi Hills, 1 Ri Bhoi and 1 South West Garo Hills, 2 police personnel of which one is from East Khasi Hills and 1 from South Garo Hills.
Of the 84 persons who recovered from the viral infection, he said 41 are from Ri Bhoi, 19 East Khasi Hills, 10 East Jaintia Hills, 4 South Garo Hills, 4 West Garo Hills, 3 South West Garo Hills and 1 recovery cases each from South West Khasi Hills, North Garo Hills and East Garo Hills.
So far, the state has detected a total of 11,152 COVID-19 cases out of which 888 are active cases, 10,158 recovered and 106 deaths.
Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 400 positive cases, West Garo Hills 195, East Garo Hills 91, Ri Bhoi 64, South West Garo Hills 29, South Garo Hills 28, West Khasi Hills 26, East Jaintia Hills 23, West Jaintia Hills 22 and North Garo Hills 10.
South West Khasi Hills has been declared as a district with zero cases after recovery of one patient.
“Till date, swab samples of 2, 27,199 persons have been tested of which 2, 16.047 were found negative,” said Dr. War.
There are 60,758 entrants from outside the state.