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Active COVID-19 cases rise in Meghalaya

Till date, 98, 491 persons from outside returned to the State since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Shillong: Active COVID-19 cases have been on a gradual rise in Meghalaya over the past few days with two more positive cases detected on Thursday.

Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the two fresh COVID-19 cases were both detected in the East Khasi Hills district, including a tourist and another from the armed/paramilitary forces detected today took the active cases in the State up to fifty.

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“One person also recovered from the viral disease in the East Khasi Hills on Thursday,” he further informed.

The East Khasi Hills district, which includes State capital Shillong and the West Garo Hills district, including Tura have 22 active Covid-19 cases each, the highest in the State, while Ri-Bhoi district has six cases, even as the remaining eight districts out of the total 11 in the State are free from COVID-19 infection, Dr. War informed.

So far, Meghalaya has registered 14, 067 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 150 deaths with 1.07 per cent case fatality rate besides 13, 867 recoveries from the viral infection.

Till date, 98, 491 persons from outside returned to the State since the beginning of the pandemic.

The senior medical official informed that 22, 346 health care workers received the first dose of the Covishield vaccine and 14, 972 received the second dose, while 32, 476 frontline workers received the first dose and 17, 761 received the second dose, even as 27, 761 from among the general public were inoculated with the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 across the State as on date.

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