A 38-year-old man was one of the three newly recorded COVID-19 related fatalities in Meghalaya. All three deaths were reported in East Khasi Hills’ hospitals, though one of the deceased was from Ri-Bhoi and another from West Jaintia Hills.
With this update, Meghalaya’s COVID-19 related death toll is now 128, with East Khasi Hills’ now 105. The district’s fatality rate has increased to 1.34 percent, while that of Meghalaya as a whole is just shy of one percent, at 0.99 percent.
Meanwhile, there were also 123 new COVID-19 infections reported in the past 24 hours as well as 31 recoveries. This is the highest number of new infections in a single day since November 20.
Of the new cases, 76 were reported from East Khasi Hills, 42 from West Jaintia Hills, two from West Garo Hills and one each from South Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills.
In East Khasi Hills, there were eight new cases among health workers, two among police personnel and several in various clusters, including 11 in Mawlai Iewrynghep, 11 in Nongthymmai, six in Barapathar and two each in Happy Valley, Laban, Laitumkhrah, Malki, Mawlai Kynton Massar and Mawprem.
West Jaintia Hills, which has seen 105 new cases in the last five days, saw 37 new infections reported from the Mihmyntdu cluster.
Of the recoveries East Khasi Hills recorded 19, East Garo Hills three, West Garo Hills three, South West Khasi Hills two and there was one each in North Garo Hills, Ri-Bhoi, South West Garo Hills and West Jaintia Hills.
In all, Meghalaya has had 12,866 Covid-19 cases, of which 730 are active, 12,008 have recovered and 128 have died from the virus. The recovery rate has dropped to 93.33 percent.