Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally surges to 13,717 with seven new cases

There are 133 COVID-19 active cases in Meghalaya as of Wednesday.


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Meghalaya on Wednesday recorded seven new COVID-19 cases, taking the total caseload to 13,717, while seven new recoveries pushed the state's recovered cases to 13,440, director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War said.

Dr War said that the new cases included six from East Khasi Hills district and one from West Garo Hills district.

All the seven patients who recovered from the viral infection on Wednesday are from East Khasi Hills district, Dr War said.

With the new recoveries, the number of active cases is 133, of which 100 cases are in East Khasi Hills, 14 in East Jaintia Hills, nine in West Jaintia Hills, three each in Ri Bhoi and North Garo Hills, and two in West Khasi Hills 2, Dr War said, adding that 61 persons are in institutional quarantine and 71 under home quarantine.

No COVID-19 fatalities were recorded in the state and the death toll stood at 144.

A total of 3,21,819 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Meghalaya so far, of which, 3,08,102 tested negative for the virus. There are 84,701 entrants from outside the state, Dr War added.

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First Published:Jan. 20, 2021, 10:36 p.m.

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