Meghalaya’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 120, confirmed cases rise to 12,237

As per the latest updates from the state health department, 73 new positive cases of COVID-19 were detected on Sunday.


COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Meghalaya, pushing the death toll in the state to 120 till Monday morning, according to the state health department.

As per the latest updates from the state health department, 73 newpositive cases of COVID-19 were detected on Sunday. With it, the total confirmed cases rose to12,237. Of it, 664 are active cases, 11,453 recovered and 120 deaths.

The new cases included 58 from East Khasi Hills district, eight from Ri Bhoi district, four from West Garo Hills district, two from West Jaintia Hills district, and one from North Garo Hills district.

Those tested positive also included 25 high risk contacts, four personnel from the Central Armed Forces and four 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 from West Garo Hills, three from Ri Bhoi, two from East Garo Hills, two from North Garo Hills and one from West Jaintia Hills. 

Dr War also said the fatality rate due to COVID-19 is 0.97 per cent.

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 nine, North Garo Hills seven, East Jaintia Hills five, South West Khasi Hills four and South Garo Hills two.

 

 

First Published:Dec. 7, 2020, 1:13 p.m.

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