Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally reaches 2,343 cases

The state reported 60 new COVID-19 cases, including 44 civilians on Sunday.

Meghalaya on Sunday reported 60 new COVID-19 cases. Of them, 44 are civilians.  With this update, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya has now reached 1284.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman Warr said that 31 cases, including 27 civilians and four Armed Forces personnel were detected from East Khasi Hills district, nine civilians from East Garo Hills District, nine Border Security Force (BSF) troopers from West Garo Hills district, five civilians and one AF personnel from Ri Bhoi district, four civilians, including two returnees from East Jaintia Hills district and one from South Garo Hills District.

He said the 27 civilians who tested positive for COVID-19 in Shillong include 26 high risk contacts of positive cases and one returnee at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) while the 9 cases in East Garo Hills are from the random sampling at Rongjeng market and those in Ri Bhoi include one Influenza Like Illness (ILI) case, two high risk contacts and two returnees.

Dr Warr also informed that the total number of recoveries in the state has increased to 1,049 after 14 more patients have recovered from the viral infection on Sunday. “These include 8 BSF troopers from West Garo Hills, 2 from East Jaintia Hills, 2 from Ri Bhoi and one each from South West Garo Hills and East Khasi Hills,” he informed.

The state has so far recorded a total of 2,343 positive COVID-19 cases of which 1,284 are active and 10 have died due to the viral infection.

East Khasi Hills is the worst hit district in the state with 920 positive cases that include 648 civilians and 272 Armed Forces/Paramilitary Forces, followed by West Garo Hills with 137 cases of which 58 are civilians and 79 are AF/PF personnel, 80 cases in East Garo Hills.

Ri Bhoi has 56 cases, 44 in West Khasi Hills, 17 in East Jaintia Hills, 14 in South Garo Hills, 12 in North Garo Hills and 2 each in South West Garo HIlls and West Jaintia Hills.

First Published:Aug. 30, 2020, 9:28 p.m.