Meghalaya's COVID-19 death toll climbs to 139

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War on Wednesday said that 21 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 while 19 have recovered from the viral infection.


One more COVID-19 related death was reported in Meghalaya to take the death toll to 139 in the state on Wednesday.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said that 21 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 while 19 have recovered from the viral infection in the past 24 hours. He said the new cases included 16 from East Khasi Hills district, three from West Garo Hills district, one from South West Garo Hills district and one from West Jaintia Hills district.

Out of 19 recovered patients, 10 are from East Khasi Hills, four from Ri Bhoi, three from West Garo Hills, one from North Garo Hills and one from South Garo Hills district, Dr War said.

So far, the state has detected a total of 13,407 COVID-19 cases, out of which 184 are active cases with 13,085 recoveries and 139 deaths. Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 135 positive cases, West Garo Hills has 14, Ri Bhoi has 24, South West Garo Hills has three, East Garo Hills has one, West Khasi Hills has five and North Garo Hills has one.

West Jaintia Hills, East Jaintia Hills and South Garo Hills have zero cases of COVID-19.
“Till date, swab samples of 2,91,959 persons have been tested of which 2,78,551 were found negative,” the senior medical official said.
There are 77,648 entrants from outside the state.

First Published:Dec. 31, 2020, 10:01 a.m.

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