Meghalaya records 18 fresh COVID-19 cases, 12 recoveries

SHILLONG, Aug 2: Meghalaya recorded 18 fresh COVID-19 cases and 12 recoveries on Sunday, the Health department informed.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman Warr informed that East Khasi Hills recorded 13 out of the 18 cases, Ri-Bhoi four and East Jaintia Hills one.

Of the new cases in East Khasi Hills, one is a returnee, three are from the armed forces, five are Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and four civilians.

The total active cases in the state as of Sunday is 605. East Khasi Hills – 497 (BSF-213, civilians – 227 and armed forces 57), West Khasi Hills five, Ri -Bhoi 50, West Jaintia Hills 14, East Jaintia Hills 17, West Garo Hills 16, South West Garo Hills four, South Garo Hills two.

Of the 12 recovered cases, all are from East Khasi Hills (BSF – 10 and civilians 2) taking total recovered cases to 264.

Dr. Warr also informed that of the fresh cases, one is a doctor from North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science.