COVID-19: Meghalaya records 248 recoveries, 104 new infections

SHILLONG, Oct 18: For the second consecutive day, the number of persons who recovered from COVID-19 outnumbered the new infections, health authorities informed.

According to Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War, the number of recovered cases recorded on Sunday was 248 and the new infections were 104.

With this, the total number of recovered cases has gone up to 6282, while the active ones is now 2151. Meghalaya has also recorded 75 deaths so far.

Of the 248 recovered cases, East Khasi Hills has 191 (armed/paramilitary forces four and others 187), Ri-Bhoi 18, South West Garo Hills 13 (armed/paramilitary forces one and others 12), South Garo Hills seven, South West Khasi Hills six, West Garo Hills four, West Jaintia Hills four, East Garo Hills three and North Garo Hills two.

The district wise break up of the new cases are – East Khasi Hills 61, East Garo Hills 18, West Garo Hills 13, Ri-Bhoi eight, South West Garo Hills two, East Jaintia Hills one and North Garo Hills one.

The break up of the new cases, category wise and cluster wise are – East Khasi Hills – high risk contacts 46, Jail Road cluster seven, Rynjah cluster four, Golf Links cluster two, Madanryting cluster one and Mawprem cluster one. East Garo Hills – high risk contacts 18, health worker one and police personnel one. West Garo Hills – high risk cases eight, screening purposes four and returnee one. Ri-Bhoi district high risk cases seven and returnee one. South West Garo Hills Mahendraganj cluster two, East Jaintia Hills high risk contact one and North Garo Hills high risk contact one.