Meghalaya: COVID-19 death toll rises to 106

The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases increased to 11,152 as 173 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the state in a span of 24 hours.

 

COVID-19 death toll in Meghalaya rose to 106 on Friday after two more persons succumbed to the viral infection and the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases increased to 11,152 as 173 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the state in a span of 24 hours, official sources said.

Of the new COVID-19 positive cases 97 are from East Khasi Hills, 60 from West Garo Hills, eight from South Garo Hills, four from East Jaintia Hills, two from East Garo Hills and one each from Ri Bhoi and South West Garo Hills, State Health Services Director Dr Aman War said.

Dr War informed that the new positive cases included 12 from St Peter School in West Garo Hills, seven health workers from East Khasi Hills, seven armed and paramilitary forces - five from East Khasi Hills, one each from Ri Bhoi and South West Garo Hills, two police personnel - one each from East Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills.

Meanwhile, as many as 84 persons recovered from the viral infection on Friday, of which 41 are from Ri Bhoi, 19 East Khasi Hills, 10 East Jaintia Hills, four each from South Garo Hills and West Garo Hills, three from South West Garo Hills and one each from South West Khasi Hills, North Garo Hills and East Garo Hills. With the new recoveries, the total number of recovered cases increased to 10,158 while the number of active cases stands at 888, Dr War said.

Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 400 positive cases, West Garo Hills 195, East Garo Hills 91, Ri Bhoi 64, South West Garo Hills 29, South Garo Hills 28, West Khasi Hills 26, East Jaintia Hills 23, West Jaintia Hills 22 and North Garo Hills 10.

South West Khasi Hills has been declared as a district with zero cases after the recovery of one patient.

“Till date, swab samples of 2, 27,199 persons have been tested of which 2, 16.047 were found negative,” Dr War said, adding that there are 60,758 entrants from outside the state.

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First Published:Nov. 20, 2020, 10:45 p.m.

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