The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Meghalaya has reached 125 on Saturday after an 80-year-old man succumbed to the infection on Saturday.
Meanwhile, 98 new cases of the disease have been detected while 50 patients have recovered from the viral infection on Saturday.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War told reporters that the new cases include 61 from East Khasi Hills district, 25 West Jaintia Hills district, 6 Ri Bhoi district, 2 East Garo Hills district, 2 West Garo Hills district, 1 North Garo Hills district and 1 South Garo Hills district.
Those tested positive also include two armed force/paramilitary force personnel, 2 police personnel, 4 health workers, 4 returnees and 13 high risk contacts from East Khasi Hills.
Of the 50 recovered patients, Dr War said 23 are from East Khasi Hills, 16 West Garo Hills, 4 South West Garo Hills, 4 West Jaintia Hills and 3 Ri Bhoi district.
So far, the state has detected a total of 12,743 COVID-19 cases out of which 641 are active cases, 11,977 recovered and 125 deaths.
Dr War said the fatality rate due to COVID-19 as on Wednesday is 0.98 percent.
Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 394 positive cases, West Jaintia Hills 81, West Garo Hills 73, Ri Bhoi 29, South West Garo Hills 18, East Garo Hills 17, North Garo Hills 9, West Khasi Hills 7, East Jaintia Hills 5, South West Khasi Hills 4 and South Garo Hills 4.
“Till date, swab samples of 2, 65,057 persons have been tested of which 2,52,314 were found negative,” the senior medical official said.
There are 70,518 entrants from outside the state.