Meghalaya records 159 new COVID-19 cases

SHILLONG, Sep 16: Meghalaya recorded 159 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday taking the total active cases to 1902.

According to Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War, East Khasi Hills recorded, 106 new cases (armed and paramilitary forces nine, others 97), East Jaintia Hills 34, Ri-Bhoi eight, West Garo Hills six, South West Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills two each and East Garo Hills one.

Meghalaya also recorded 74 new cases in the State – East Khasi Hills 40 (armed and paramilitary forces 25, others 15), East Garo Hills 15, West Garo Hills 12 (armed and paramilitary forces 11, others one), West Khasi Hills four, South Garo Hills two and North Garo Hills one. The total recovered case so far are 2264.

The district wise break up of the active cases are East Khasi Hills 1252 (armed and paramilitary forces are 244, civilians 1008), East Jaintia Hills 237, Ri Bhoi 160 (armed and paramilitary forces 47 and 113 others), West Garo Hills 177 (armed and paramilitary forces 65, others 112), South Garo Hills 18, West Jaintia Hills 14, North Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills 12 each, South West Garo Hills 11, South West Khasi Hills five and East Garo Hills three. The total number of deaths stands at 29.

The samples sent for testing till date are 120576, samples which tested negative are 1,15611 and reports of 770 are awaited. Moreover, a total of 37080 persons have entered Meghalaya till date.