38 tests positive in Rilbong locality

SHILLONG, Aug 17: Meghalaya on Monday recorded 44 new COVID-19 cases with 40 of them being from East Khasi Hills. 

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman Warr informed that of the 40 cases in East Khasi Hills – 39 are civilians (one is a high risk contact of a positive person and 38 cases were detected from Rilbong) and Border Security Force one, West Garo Hills recorded three cases (from Tikrikilla) and East Jaintia Hills one (an interstate driver). 

With these new cases, the number of active cases has gone upto 733 out of which 423 are in East Khasi Hills (BSF – 72, armed forces – 70 and civilians 281), West Khasi Hills – three, South West Khasi Hills – one, Ri-Bhoi – 100, West Jaintia Hills – four, East Jaintia Hills – five, West Garo Hills – 184, South West Garo Hills – three and North Garo Hills – eight. 

The state also recorded four recoveries on Monday, West Jaintia Hills – one, East Jaintia Hills – one and East Khasi Hills – two. The total number of recoveries till Monday afternoon is 679.

The number of samples sent for testing till Monday afternoon is 43872 out of which 42137 samples tested negative and the report of 315 samples are awaited. 

He also informed that a total of 28380 residents of the state have entered Meghalaya till Monday afternoon.