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97 new COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya

Only three recoveries from the viral disease were recorded taking the number of recovered cases to 13,974.

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Shillong: Meghalaya recorded 97 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday with active cases surging up to 457 in the State, even as only three recoveries from the viral disease were recorded taking the number of recovered cases to 13,974.

Three staff nurses working in North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Meghalaya Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Science (MIMHANS), and Dr. H. Gordon Roberts Hospital, Shillong were among the 97 people who tested positive for the viral infection, Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said.

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The senior medical officials said the new COVID-19 cases detected on Thursday were reported 93 including two Armed Force/Paramilitary Force in East Khasi Hills district, two each in Ri-Bhoi district and West Jaintia Hills district.

With 360 active COVID-19 cases, the East Khasi Hills, which includes State capital Shillong is the most affected district followed by West Jaintia Hills with 58 active cases and Ri-Bhoi district with 23 active cases.

Meghalaya has so far registered 14, 582 COVID-19 cases, including 151 deaths with 1.06 per cent case fatality rate.

Of the total 4,29,358 swab samples tested till today, 4,14,776 yielded negative for COVID-19, Dr War said, adding that the number of entrants from outside of Meghalaya till Thursday afternoon is 1, 04, 061.

Meanwhile, Dr. War said 1, 66, 625 doses of the Covishield vaccine have been administered across the State till date, and the total number of persons administered both doses was 44, 384.

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