Shillong: The number of active COVID-19 cases in a Meghalaya came down to a double digit with just five new positive cases reported on Monday, in the state, which has so far registered 84,757, health officials said.
The State also reported one COVID-19 related death in East Khasi Hills district, mounting the death toll to 1,479 , and 23 persons have recovered from the viral infection, surging the number of recovered cases to 83,184, the official said.
The positivity rate in Meghalaya has dipped below 0.11 per cent, while the recovery rate has climbed up to 98.14 per cent, while the fatality rate stand at 1.74 per cent.
Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the COVID-19 cases detected on Monday included three in East Khasi Hills district and one each in East Garo Hills district and West Garo Hills district.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the most pandemic hit district of East Khasi Hills, which includes state capital Shillong has further come down to 70, he said.
The other districts in the state too have witnessed a steady decline in the number active COVID-19 cases with eight each in East Garo Hills and West Garo Hills, seven in Ri-Bhoi, two each in West Jaintia Hills and West Khasi Hills and one case in South West Khasi Hills, while the North Garo Hills, South Garo Hills and South West Garo Hills had no active case, as per the latest official case count.
Meanwhile, of the 12,41,996 persons tested for COVID-19 in the state till date, 11,57,239 were tested negative for the virus.
On the other hand, 32,097 health care workers have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 29,092 have been administered with the second dose, 96,976 front-line workers have got the first jab and 84,041 have taken the second shot, 10,96,865 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 76,0,087 citizens have been fully vaccinated with
the second dose, the health official said.