Meghalaya records 43 new COVID-19 cases, 77 recoveries

SHILLONG: With 43 more people tested positive for COVID-19, the state also reported 77 more patients have recovered from the infectious disease on Saturday, taking the total active positive cases in Meghalaya to 1,238.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said that 26 cases were detected from East Khasi Hills and they include 23 high risk contacts, 2 returnees and 1 Armed and Paramilitary Forces (A/PF), 15 from West Garo Hills that include 7 A/PF, 6 returnees, 1 from the random testing in Tikrikilla and 1 in Phulbari and 2 cases who are also high risk contacts of positive cases in South Garo Hills.

Meanwhile, the total recoveries in the state has increased to 1,035 after 77 more patients, including 37 from West Garo Hills, 21 from East Khasi Hills, 18 from Ri Bhoi and 1 from North Garo Hills, have recovered from the viral infection, informed Dr. War.

He said the high risk contacts that tested positive in Shillong on August 29, are from Mawbah, Police Reserve, Garikhana, Mawprem, Jhalupara, Nongkseh, Bishnupur, Paltan Bazar, Anjalee, Iewduh and Baniun and those in South Garo Hills are from Chadi Bazar.

A total of 12,507 people were tested during the random antigen testing conducted across the state till date, of which 370 came out positive.

Regarding the positive cases in the NEIGRIHMS Hospital, Dr. War informed that 17 patients are asymptomatic while 4 others are symptomatic and fall under the B category, while 3 under C category.

The state has recorded a total of 2,283 COVID-19 cases, of which 1,238 are active and 10 have died related to COVID-19.

With the highest number of active cases East Khasi Hills has 890 (620 civilians and 268 A/PF personnel), followed by West Garo Hills with 136 (78 A/PF and 58 civilians), 71 in East Garo Hills, 52 in Ri Bhoi, 44 in West Khasi Hills, 15 in East Jaintia Hills, 13 in South Garo Hills, 12 in North Garo Hills, 3 in South West Garo Hills and 2 in West Jaintia Hills.

As of Saturday, a total of 86,214 samples have been sent for COVID-19 testing of which 83,499 were found to be negative, while test results of approximately 432 are yet to be confirmed. The number of people who entered the state from outside is not at 32,009 till date.

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