Meghalaya: 35 frontline workers infected by COVID-19

Thirty-three cases of COVID-19, including staff of Shillong Civil Hospital, were reported in the state on Saturday.

 

As many as 35 frontline workers have been infected by COVID-19 in Meghalaya till date, official sources said.

DHS (MI) Dr Aman War said that among the frontline workers tested positive of the virus so far, 11 are health staff including one doctor from Shillong Civil Hospital while 24 cases are from NEIGRIHMS, of which 13 are health staff and the rest are technicians, helpers and one doctor, he said.

Meanwhile, 33 new cases of COVID-19, including staff of Shillong Civil Hospital, were reported in the state on Saturday.

The other new COVID-19 cases include, three BSF personnel and eight personnel of other armed forces, seven returnees in East Khasi district; one police personnel and two armed forces in Ri Bhoi district; one BSF personnel in West Garo Hills district; a returnee in West Khasi Hills district and one case each in East Jaiñtia and West Jaiñtia Hills districts, Dr War said.

Meghalaya has so far recorded a total of 856 COVID-19 cases, including 599 active cases, 252 persons who have recovered and five deaths.

Out of 37,728 samples sent for testing, 36,341 samples were tested negative and 531 test results are awaited.

As many as 24,344 persons from outside have returned to the state,official sources said..

First Published:Aug. 2, 2020, 9:01 a.m.

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