Shillong, Jun 16: Meghalaya in the last 24-hours recorded eight new Covid-19 deaths, 495 new infections and 453 recovered from the virus.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that of the eight new deaths, seven were from East Khasi Hills and one from East Garo Hills.
With the latest figures the number of fatalities has mounted to 758, the active cases are 4464 and a total of 38032 persons have recovered so far from the virus.
Of the 495 new cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 122, South West Khasi Hills 91, West Garo Hills 74, Ri-Bhoi 64, North Garo Hills 32, East Garo Hills 26, West Jaintia Hills 23, South Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills 20 each, South West Garo Hills 19 and East Jaintia Hills four.
The district wise distribution of active cases are – East Khasi Hills 1503, West Garo Hills 699, West Jaintia Hills 585, Ri-Bhoi 367, South West Khasi Hills 284, North Garo Hills 255, South West Garo Hills 238, East Garo Hills 186, West Khasi Hills 159, South Garo Hills 119 and East Jaintia Hills 69.
The district wise distribution of fatalities due to the virus are – East Khasi Hills 587, West Jaintia Hills 61, West Garo Hills 37, Ri-Bhoi 22, East Jaintia Hills 15, West Khasi Hills 11, South West Garo Hills eight, North Garo Hills six, East Garo Hills and South Garo Hills four each and South West Khasi Hills three.