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COVID-19 cases cross 50, 000-mark in Meghalaya

The state recorded six more deaths, increasing the fatality figure to 844 and 577 new cases of infection taking the active case count up to 4537

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Shillong: Confirmed COVID-19 case count in Meghalaya went up to 50, 090 on Thursday, even as the state recorded six more deaths, increasing the fatality figure to 844 and 577 new cases of infection taking the active case count up to 4537, while 250 cases of recovery from the viral infection surged the number of recovered cases to 44, 709.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the new COVID-19 deaths recorded were two each in West Jaintia Hills district and West Khasi Hills district and one each in East Khasi Hills district and South West Khasi Hills district.
He said the new COVID-19 positive cases detected were 260 in Ri-Bhoi district district, 157 in East Khasi Hills district, 34 in West Garo Hills district, 24 in East Jaintia Hills district, 27 in West Khasi Hills district, 21 in West Jaintia Hills district, 16 in North Garo Hills district, 14 in South West Khasi Hills district, 12 in East Garo Hills district and six each in South Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district.
As per data released by the National Health Mission, Meghalaya, till date 70, 1787 persons have been tested for Covid-19 across the state, of whom 65, 1697 persons were tested negative for the virus.
The latest bulletin issued by the health and family welfare department said that 30, 839 health care workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the first dose and 19, 952 received the second dose, 96, 534 front-line workers got the first jab and 27, 185 got the second shot and 49, 1939 persons from among the general public were inoculated with the first dose and 32, 313 citizens were fully vaccinated with the second dose across the state.
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has lauded several grassroots level traditional administrative bodies, village councils and district administrations across the state for having geared up the vaccination drive against the viral infection, with several villages having already achieved 100 per cent vaccination among the residents.
“We are receiving good response from many village areas, especially from Nokmas, women groups and young people which are going for 100 percent vaccination,” the chief minister had recently tweeted, even as he congratulated the staff of the state health department for taking a leading role in the ongoing drive for mass inoculation in the state.

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