Shillong: Containment measures, including night curfew would continue in Meghalaya, where nine COVID-19 related deaths increased the number of fatalities to 1163 and 540 new cases of infection added up to 5037 active cases, even as 817 more recoveries from the viral disease surged the number of recovered cases to 62,971 on Sunday.
The State has so far registered 69,171 confirmed COVID-19 cases, as per the official record.
Six of the nine Covid-19 infected persons who succumbed to the virus, were not vaccinated, as per information received from the State health and family welfare department.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the deaths due to COVID-19 recorded on Sunday were five in East Khasi Hills district, two in Ri-Bhoi district and one each in West Garo Hills district and East Jaintia Hills district.
He said the COVID-19 cases detected on Sunday included 226 in East Khasi Hills district, 82 each in West Khasi Hills district and Ri-Bhoi district, 52 in West Jaintia Hills district, 48 in South West Khasi Hills district, 34 in West Garo Hills district, five each in East Jaintia Hills district and South West Garo Hills district, four in East Garo Hills district and one case each in North Garo Hills district and South Garo Hills district.
On the other hand, 8,87,185 persons were tested for COVID-19 across the State till today, of whom 8,18,014 persons were tested negative for the virus, data released by the National Health Mission, Meghalaya reflected.
As on date 31,934 health care workers have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 23,834 received the second dose, 96,884 front-line workers got the first jab and 49,914 took the second shot, 8,03,222 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 1,52,492 citizens are fully vaccinated with the second dose in the State.
Meanwhile, with most of the vendors and shopkeepers at Iewduh (Barabazar) in Shillong having completed their vaccination, all shops and stalls in the market have now been permitted to open three times a week.
However, as per an order issued by the East Khasi Hills district administration today the vegetable market at Iewduh will remain closed till further orders.
“As per order of the High Court of Meghalaya, all shops should display vaccination status of the shopkeepers and staff in the visible/distinct locations as ‘VACCINATED or NOT VACCINATED. Shopkeepers and staff not willing to get vaccinated will have to produce RT-PCR negative report on every 10 days,” the order issued by the East Khasi Hills district, Deputy Commissioner, Isawanda Laloo said.