Meghalaya reports two more COVID-19 related deaths

Meghalaya has reported two more COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the fatality tally to 120.

Meanwhile, seventy-three more positive cases of COVID-19 were also detected on Sunday.  The new cases include 58 from East Khasi Hills district, 8 Ri Bhoi district, 4 West Garo Hills district, 2 West Jaintia Hills district, and 1 North Garo Hills district.

Those tested positive also include 25 high risk contacts, 4 armed force/paramilitary force personnel and 4 returnees.

Of the 61 persons who recovered from the viral infection, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War  said that 38 are from East Khasi Hills, 15 West Garo Hills, 3 Ri Bhoi, 2 East Garo Hills, 2 North Garo Hills and 1 West Jaintia Hills. 

So far, the state has detected a total of 12,237 COVID-19 cases out of which 664 are active cases, 11,453 recovered and 120 deaths.

Dr War said the fatality rate due to COVID-19 is 0.97 percent.

Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 404 positive cases, West Garo Hills 138, East Garo Hills 25, West Jaintia Hills 27, Ri Bhoi 28, South West Garo Hills 15, West Khasi Hills 9, North Garo Hills 7, East Jaintia Hills 5, South West Khasi Hills 4 and South Garo Hills 2.

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