SHILLONG, Jul 22: Meghalaya recorded 25 new cases and there were eight recoveries on Wednesday.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman Warr informed that out of these 19 are from East Khasi Hills (Armed Forces – 2, BSF – 6 and civilians – 11).
He informed that out of the 19 cases in East Khasi Hills, two are from the Assam Rifles, six from the BSF. Among the 11 civilian cases, 4 are returnees from Assam, one each from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and West Bengal, and three are from North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) of which two are staff nurses in the orthopedic ward and one supplies diet in the same ward.
Dr. Warr also informed that the total active cases in the State are 433.
The district wise break up of the case are, East Khasi Hills 366 (BSF-269, Armed Forces – 14 and civilians – 83), Ri-Bhoi – 42, West Garo Hills – 12, South West Garo Hills – 1, South Garo Hills – 2, East Garo Hills – 1, North Garo Hills – 1 and 78 recovered.
The samples sent for testing till Wednesday are 29742, test samples tested negative – 28967, report of samples awaited 260.
The total number of stranded residents who entered the state till Wednesday afternoon are – 23309.
Dr. Warr also informed that out of the 25 fresh cases detected on Wednesday, two were from Khliehriat, East Jaintia Hills, which includes a police personnel and a shopkeeper while from Amlarem East Jaintia Hills, three cases were detected and all are shopkeepers.
Dr. Warr also said that the Health department may conduct random sampling along the vulnerable areas of the border with Bangladesh in these two districts.
The district administrations of East Jaintia Hills and West Jaintia Hills are on the process of imposing certain areas in these two district as containment zones.
The Director of Health Services informed that these cases were detected after random tests were done in the two areas.