Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally surges to 75,336

Meghalaya recorded 257 new COVID-19 positive cases on Saturday.

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Meghalaya on Saturday recorded 257 new COVID-19 positive cases, pushing the state's tally to 75,336, NHM Meghalaya posted on Twitter.

As per the update by the NHM, 207 new recoveries were recorded in the state on Saturday, leaving the number of COVID-19 active cases at 2,710. The cumulative number of recovered cases is 71,327 as of Saturday.

COVID-19 claimed three more lives in Meghalaya, taking the death toll to 1,299, it added. Of the three COVID-19 victims, two of them were not vaccinated.

With 1,452 active COVID-19 cases, East Khasi Hills, that includes state capital Shillong, is the worst affected district in the state, followed by Ri Bhoi with 361 cases and West Khasi Hills with 341 cases.

There are 196 COVID-19 active cases in West Jaintia Hills, 138 in South West Khasi Hills, 115 in West Garo Hills, 25 in East Jaintia Hills, 23 each in South Garo Hills and South West Garo Hills, 22 in North Garo Hills and 14 in East Garo Hills, as of Saturday. 

First Published:Aug. 28, 2021, 3:35 p.m.

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