Shillong: The number of daily COVID-19 case count came drastically down in Meghalaya on Monday with 64 new infections, even as the recovery rate has further climbed up to 96.99 per cent, health officials said.
The number of active cases has dropped to 1,052 with a positivity rate of 1.27 per cent, while the number of recoveries has increased to 80,012 with 162 more persons have recovered from the viral infection on Monday, health officials.
Two more deaths, one each in East Garo Hills district and Ri-Bhoi district, that of persons who were not vaccinated against the virus, increasing the fatality figure to 1,423 with case fatality rate at 1.72 per cent, they said.
The State has so far registered 82,487confirmed COVID-19 cases, while, of the 11,06,567 persons tested to date, 10,24,080 have been tested negative for the virus, health officials said.
East Khasi Hills, which includes State capital Shillong is the most pandemic hit district, recorded 41 fresh cases, adding the number of active cases up to 550 and 975 deaths.
As per the latest official count, the West Khasi Hills district had 290 active cases, 111 active cases in West Jaintia Hills district, 43 active cases in Ri-Bhoi district, 18 active cases in South West Khasi Hills district, 17 active cases in West Garo Hills district, 11 active cases in East Garo Hills district, six active cases in East Jaiñtia Hills district, two active cases each in South West Garo Hills district, North Garo Hills district and South Garo Hills district.
On the other hand, 32,064 health care workers received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 27, 468 were administered with the second dose, 96,961 front-line workers got the first jab and 78,280 took the second shot, 9,52, 173 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 4,16, 843 have been fully vaccinated with the second dose across the State as on date, as per information received from the National Health Mission.