Meghalaya – No respite from Covid cases as active cases surge to 367

UT News Service | Shillong, July 18: Meghalaya recorded 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, taking the State’s tally of active cases of the disease to 367.

State Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman Warr informed that the East Khasi Hills recorded seven new COVID-19 cases of which four are Border Security Force (BSF) and three are civilians who are returnees, of these two had come from Assam and one from Bihar.

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West Garo Hills recorded three new cases of COVID-19, out of which one is a BSF jawan and two are returnees. Dr. Warr also informed that the four new cases in Ri-Bhoi, three are high risk cases of the health workers who were on duty at the check gate in Byrnihat and one was an attendee at the orthopedic ward in North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), and South West Garo Hills one.

Giving a district wise breakup of the cases recorded so far, Dr. Warr informed that East Khasi Hills recorded 314 cases out of which 240 are from BSF, armed forces 14 and civilians 60, Ri-Bhoi with 35, West Garo Hills 11, East Jaiñtia Hills and South Garo Hills with two each, and one case each in South West Garo Hills, East Garo Hills and North Garo Hills districts.

The number of samples sent for testing as of Saturday afternoon is 26940, the number of samples which tested negative is 26000 and 522 results are awaited.

So far a total of 22504 residents of Meghalaya entered the State.

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