Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally surges to 12,866 with highest single-day spike

COVID-19 claimed three more lives in Meghalaya on Sunday.

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Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally on Sunday surged to 12,866, with the highest single day spike of 123 new positive cases, official sources said.

This is the highest number of new infections in a single day since November 20.

The total number of active cases rose to 730, while the death toll climbed to 128 as COVID-19 claimed three more lives in the state on Sunday, the sources said.

East Khasi Hills has recorded the maximum number of COVID-19 fatalities with 105 and the district’s fatality rate increased to 1.34 per cent, while the state's fatality rate stood at 0.99 per cent, the sources said.

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.

Meanwhile, 12,008 persons, including 31 new recoveries, have recuperated from the infection so afar, taking the state's recovery rate to 93.33 per cent, according to the sources.

Of the new recoveries East Khasi Hills recorded 19, East Garo Hills - 3, West Garo Hills - 3, South West Khasi Hills -2, North Garo Hills - 1, Ri-Bhoi - 1, South West Garo Hills - 1 and West Jaintia Hills -1, the sources added.

First Published:Dec. 13, 2020, 11:01 p.m.

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