The BJP fared better than most expected and won two seats including the prestigious Tura seat that was won by state vice president, Bernard Marak.
Two more patients succumbed to COVID-19 illness in Meghalaya on Wednesday.
Garo Hills has seen nonstop rains for the past five days.
According to the order by Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh on Wednesday, the Phulbari Bazaar (Kali Mandir to Milonpur Road), Haribhanga, Nimaikata, Shyamding and Goladigli village under Phulbari and Belbari Bazaar under Old Bhaitbari have now been declared as containment zones.
Following heavy rains over the past week, many places in the area have seen elevated levels of water that have threatened to increase and pose further risk.
The organisation added that paddy has been damaged causing a major problem to farmers during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Heavy and incessant rains continued in the entire Garo Hills region over the past several days giving no respite to people or crops.