Meghalaya witnesses highest single-day spike of 231 Covid-19 cases

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state is 6,032, including 1,755 are active cases, 4,225 recovered cases and 52 deaths.

Meghalaya on Friday witnessed its highest single-day spike of 231 COVID-19 cases, taking the overall count to 6,032, official sources said. 

Of the total of 6,032 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,755 are active cases and 4,225 recovered cases, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman Warr said.

Dr Warr informed that of the fresh cases 183 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in East Khasi Hills district, 13 in East Jaintia Hills district, nine each in West Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district, seven in Ri Bhoi district, six in South Garo Hills district, three in West Khasi Hills district and one in East Garo Hills district.

The death toll now stands at 52 after one person, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in East Khasi Hills district.

Meanwhile, a total of 225 persons were discharged on Friday, of which, 123 are from East Jaintia Hills district, 94 from East Khasi Hills district, 4 from West Garo Hills district, 3 from Ri Bhoi district and 1 from West Khasi Hills district.

So far 4,225 COVID-19 patients in the state have been discharged, Dr Warr said.

East Khasi Hills district tops the list of districts in positive cases with 1,206 infections, which include 33 Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces and 1,173 civilians, followed by West Garo Hills 178, Ri Bhoi 158 and East Jaintia Hills 106.

In the other districts, 31 cases are in South West Garo Hills, 24 in North Garo Hills, 15 in West Jaintia Hills, 12 in East Garo Hills, 11 in West Khasi Hills, 9 in East Garo Hills and 5 in South West Khasi Hills.

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First Published:Oct. 2, 2020, 9:31 p.m.

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