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409 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths in Meghalaya

The case fatality rate currently stands at 1.158 per cent, while recovery rate stands at 83.63 per cent with 241 more recoveries, taking the number of recoveries up to 16, 834 in Meghalaya as on Monday

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Shillong: Meghalaya recorded 409 new Coronavirus infections on Monday, with a positivity rate of 15.21 per cent and pushing the number of active cases to 3062, while the death toll mounted to 233 with five more fatalities, health officials said.
The case fatality rate currently stands at 1.158 per cent, while recovery rate stands at 83.63 per cent with 241 more recoveries, taking the number of recoveries up to 16, 834 in Meghalaya as on Monday.
“We are now seeing cases across the state. The situation is grim. We are therefore advising people to stay indoors. Homes are the safest place,” Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War told reporters on Monday.
Stating that the health care workers are “working 24X7”, the top medical officials appealed to the citizens to follow protocols so as not to burden the health workers.
“The fight is on. Your safest place is your home. Don’t come out unnecessarily. The more you come out the more you give a chance for this virus to spread. Self discipline is what we need at this hour and with that we will be able to combat this pandemic and this particular wave now,” Dr. War underscored.
“Those who are critical are the ones who have not taken vaccination but those who have taken the vaccination are less affected if tested positive – this is for 45 years and above,”he pointed out.
“The immunity of 45 years and below is strong but we cannot be complacent as we have seen those who are co-morbid are affected,” Dr. War added.
Meanwhile, four COVID-19 related deaths were registered in East Khasi Hills district and one death in Ri-Bhoi district, while the new COVID-19 infections were detected included 202 in East Khasi Hills district, 128 in Ri-Bhoi district, 25 in West Garo Hills district, 20 in West Jaintia Hills district, and 19 in East Jaintia Hills district and six each in West Khasi Hills district and South Garo Hills district.
The East Khasi Hills, which includes state capital Shillong is the worst COVID-19 affected district with 1,749 active cases and 197 fatalities, followed by Ri-Bhoi district with 459 active cases, West Garo Hills district with 247, East Jaintia Hills district with 134, West Khasi Hills district with 126, West Jaintia Hills district with 120, South West Garo Hills district with 81, South Garo Hills district with 55, East Garo Hills district
with 38, North Garo Hills district with 36 and South West Khasi Hills district with 17 positive active cases as on date.
So far, 20,129 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been registered in Meghalaya, where, out of the 4,87,843 persons tested for Covid-19 infection, 4,67,714 persons were tested negative for the virus, even as 1, 16, 952 persons from outside entered the State since the onset of the pandemic till Monday afternoon, Dr. War informed.
On the other hand, 26,979 healthcare workers received the first dose of the Covishield and 19,107 received the second dose, 57,382 frontline workers got the first shot of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 25,965 got the second jab, even as 1,96,684 persons from among the general public were inoculated with the first dose and 24,340 persons were fully vaccinated with the second dose, as on Monday evening.

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