Meghalaya's COVID-19 caseload surges to 13,221 with 32 new positive cases

Sixty-one new recoveries pushed the total number of recoveries in Meghalaya to 12,531.


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Meghalaya on Saturday recorded 32 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's total caseload to 13,221, while 61 new recoveries pushed the total number of recoveries to 12,531.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said that the new cases included 21 from East Khasi Hills, four each West Garo Hills and West Jaintia Hills, two in Ri Bhoi and one in South Garo Hills.

Among the new positive cases, six are armed force/paramilitary force personnel, four returnees and eight high risk contacts, Dr War said.

The senior medical official said that of the new recoveries, 26 are from West Jaiñtia Hills district, 23 from East Khasi Hills district, six from West Garo Hills district, three from South West Garo Hills district, two Ri Bhoi district and one in South Garo Hills district.

While the number active cases in Meghalaya is now 557, the death toll stood at 133.

Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 353 cases, West Jaiñtia Hills - 86, Ri Bhoi - 38, West Garo Hills - 32, South West Garo Hills - 11, East Garo Hills - 11, East Jaiñtia Hills -7, South Garo Hills - 7, West Khasi Hills -5, North Garo Hills - 5 and South West Khasi Hills - 2.

“Till date, swab samples of 2, 77,791 persons have been tested of which 2, 64,570 were found negative. There are 73,914 entrants from outside the state," Dr War added.

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First Published:Dec. 19, 2020, 9:52 p.m.

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