Meghalaya records 87 fresh COVID-19 cases

Shillong, Apr 13: Meghalaya on Tuesday recorded a spike in COVID-19 cases with 87 new cases recorded, taking the number of active cases to 270. Of the new cases recorded 48 are returnees (in East Khasi Hills district).

According to Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said that of the 87 new cases, East Khasi Hills district recorded 78 (Armed Force/Paramilitary Force- seven, others- 71), Ri-Bhoi district four (Armed Force/Paramilitary Force- two, others- two), West Jaintia Hills district three, East Jaintia Hills and West Khasi Hills one each.

East Khasi Hills district remains the most affected with 215 active cases (Armed Forces/Para Military Forces – 23, others – 192), West Jaintia Hills – 27, Ri-Bhoi – 17 (Armed Forces/Para Military Forces – two, others 15), West Garo Hills – five (Armed Forces/Para Military Forces – two, others – three), East Jaintia Hills – four, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills one each.

The Director of Health Services also informed that the state recorded 10 recovered cases, taking the total recovered cases to 13966.

Of these seven are from East Khasi Hills district and one each from East Jaintia Hills, Ri-Bhoi and West Garo Hills.

Dr. War said that the total persons tested till date is 4,24,940 out of which 4,10,553 tests were negative and 14387 were confirmed cases. He also informed that the number of entrants from outside of Meghalaya till Tuesday afternoon is 1, 02, 957.

The Director of Health Services also informed that so far 1,56,525 person received the Covishield vaccine and 42,213 have received both doses.

Dr. War informed that the total number of health care workers who received the first dose is 22,673 and 16,238 the second dose.

So far 33,540 frontline workers have received the first dose and 21,511 their second dose.

The total number of general public vaccinated with the first dose is 58,099 out of which 4464 have received their second dose.

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