Shillong: The number of daily Covid-19 cases have been on the decline over the past few days with the number of recoveries exceeding new cases of infection as 252 positive cases added up to 3,591 active cases, five deaths increased the fatality figure to 1240 and 417 recoveries surged the number of recovered cases to 67,581 on Tuesday in Meghalaya, which has registered 72,412 confirmed cases so far.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said three of the five COVID-19 related deaths recorded were of patients who were not vaccinated against the viral infection.
While two deaths were recorded in the West Garo Hills district, one death each was recorded in East Khasi Hills district, West Khasi Hills district and West Jaintia Hills district.
Out of fresh COVID-19 cases, Dr. War said 105 were detected in East Khasi Hills district , 42 in Ri-Bhoi district, 29 in West Garo Hills district, 22 in West Jaintia Hills district, 20 in West Khasi Hills district, 16 in South West Khasi Hills district, nine in East Jaintia Hills district and three each in East Garo Hills district, South Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district, as per official information.
The East Khasi Hills, which includes state capital Shillong, is the most COVID-19 affected district with 1631 active cases, followed by West Khasi Hills district with 442 active cases, West Jaintia Hills district with 417 active cases, Ri-Bhoi district with 385 active cases, West Garo Hills
district with 366 active cases and South West Khasi Hills district with 171 active cases, while the other districts had less than 100 active cases each as per the latest official count.
Of the 9,21,898 persons tested for COVID-19 in the State till Tuesday, health officials said 8,49,486 persons were tested negative for the virus.
On the other hand, 32,021 health care workers have been vaccinated with the first dose against COVID-19 and 24,564 have been given the second dose, 96,924 front-line workers have got the first jab and 56,860 have taken the second shot, 8,43,320 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 1,78,143 citizens have been fully vaccinated with the second dose across the state as on date.