Meghalaya's COVID-19 caseload surges to 12,743; death toll 125

A total of 98 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Saturday.

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Meghalaya's COVID-19 caseload on Saturday surged to 12,743 with 98 new cases, while the death toll reached 125 as one more person sucuumbed to the diseases, official sources said. 

The new positive cases included two armed force/paramilitary force personnel, two police personnel, four health workers, four returnees and 13 high risk contacts from East Khasi Hills, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said.

Dr War said that of the new cases 61 are from East Khasi Hills district, 25 from West Jaintia Hills district, six from Ri Bhoi district, two each from East Garo Hills district and West Garo Hills district, and one each from North Garo Hills district and South Garo Hills district.

Meanwhile, 50 patients recovered from COVID-19 on Saturday, taking the state's total recovered cases to 11,977, while the number of active cases stood at 641. 

Dr War said the fatality rate due to COVID-19 as on Wednesday is 0.98 per cent. 

Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 394 positive cases, West Jaintia Hills - 81, West Garo Hills - 73, Ri Bhoi - 29, South West Garo Hills - 18, East Garo Hills - 17, North Garo Hills - 9, West Khasi Hills - 7, East Jaintia Hills - 5, South West Khasi Hills - 4 and South Garo Hills - 4.  

“Till date, swab samples of 2, 65,057 persons have been tested of which 2,52,314 were found negative,” the senior medical official said, adding that there are 70,518 entrants from outside the state.


First Published:Dec. 12, 2020, 10:38 p.m.

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