COVID-19: Meghalaya records 71 new cases and 117 new recoveries

SHILLONG, Nov 2: Meghalaya on Monday recorded 71 new cases and 117 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the health department informed.

With this, the number of active cases has come down to 1009 and the total recovered cases have gone upto 8579.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that of the new cases 36 were recorded in West Jaintia Hills, 29 East Khasi Hills, two in Ri-Bhoi and West Garo Hills, one each in East Garo Hills and one in North Garo Hills.

Dr. War also informed that of the new recovered cases – 83 were recorded in East Khasi Hills, 14 in Ri-Bhoi, eight in South Garo Hills, five in West Garo Hills and West Jaintia Hills and one each in East Jaintia Hills and North Garo Hills.

With the number of recoveries going up in East Khasi Hills, the total active cases here has come down to 327 (armed/paramilitary forces 24, others 303).

Dr. War said that the active cases is on the downswing in East Khasi Hills since citizens have become more aware of the protocols of social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitising of hands.

He, however, said that there is a spike in other districts of the state.    

According to the Director of Health Services the samples tested till date are 2, 03, 556 of which 1, 93, 878 tested negative and the number of persons who entered the state till date are 54, 244.