Meghalaya records 60 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

SHILLONG, Aug 30: Meghalaya recorded 60 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the health department informed.

With the new cases the total active ones in the State has gone up to 1284.

Of the new cases, East Khasi Hills recorded the most with 31 out of which armed/paramilitary forces has four others – 27, East Garo Hills recorded nine cases all from the others category, West Garo Hills also recorded nine cases all from the armed/paramilitary forces, Ri-Bhoi recorded six cases – from the others category – five and armed/paramilitary forces – one, East Jaintia Hills – four, two others and two returnees and South Garo Hills one from the others category.

The district wise break up of the active cases are – East Khasi Hills – 920 – armed/paramilitary forces – 272 and others – 648, West Garo Hills – 137, armed/paramilitary forces 79 and others 58, East Garo Hills – 80, Ri-Bhoi 56 – armed/paramilitary forces six, others – 50, West Khasi Hills – 44, East Jaintia Hills – 17, South Garo Hills – 14, armed/paramilitary forces – 11 and others – three, North Garo Hills – 12,West Jaintia Hills – two and South West Khasi Hills – two.

Of the 27 cases recorded in the others category in East Khasi Hills, 26 are high risk contacts while one is a returnee, in East Garo Hills all the nine new cases are from random testing at Rongjeng Market, in Ri-Bhoi of the five cases in the others category two are returnees, two are high risk contacts and one is an influenza like ilness, in East Jaintia Hills of four cases in the others category two are returnees and two are high risk contacts and in South Garo Hills the single case recorded is a high risk contact.

Meanwhile, the state also recorded, 14 new recoveries taking the total recovered cases to 1049.

The district wise break up of the new recovered cases are – West Garo Hills – eight all from the armed/paramilitary forces, two each from Ri-Bhoi and East Jaintia Hills district all from the others category and one each from South West Garo Hills and East Khasi Hills from the others category.