Meghalaya's COVID-19 death toll mounts to 134

The state's COVID-19 caseload surged to 13,253 with 32 new cases on Sunday.


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Meghalaya's COVID-19 death toll mounted to 134 after one more person died due to the infection on Sunday, while the state's COVID-19 caseload surged to 13,253 with 32 new cases, director of health ervices (MI) Dr Aman War said.

Of the new positive cases, Dr War said that 28 are from East Khasi Hills, three from West Garo Hills and one from Ri Bhoi. Those tested positive included three armed force/paramilitary force personnel, two health workers, one police personnel and six high risk contacts, he said.

Meanwhile, the state 89 patients recovered from the viral infection on Sunday, pushing the total number of recoveries in the state to 12,620.

The new recoveries included 64 from East Khasi Hills district, seven from West Garo Hills district, six from Ri Bhoi district, five from South West Garo Hills district, four East Jaintia Hills district, two from South West Khasi Hills district and one from East Garo Hills district, Dr War said.

The number of active cases in Meghalaya now stood at 499. 

Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 317 cases, West Jaintia Hills - 86, Ri Bhoi - 33, West Garo Hills - 27, South West Garo Hills - 6, East Garo Hills - 10, South Garo Hills - 7, West Khasi Hills - 5, North Garo Hills - 5 and  East Jaintia Hills - 3.

South West Khasi Hills now has zero COVID case.

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First Published:Dec. 20, 2020, 10:21 p.m.

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