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COVID-19 cases on decline in Meghalaya

The number of active COVID-19 cases has declined to 845 and number of recovered cases has surged to 80,673 in the State, which has so far registered 82,953 confirmed cases, including 1,435 fatalities, health officials said.

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Shillong: The daily COVID-19 case count has been on a gradual decline with the number of recoveries from the viral disease at 86 exceeding the number of fresh cases of infection at 55 on Sunday in Meghalaya, which also recorded the death of one patient, who was not vaccinated, health officials said.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has declined to 845 and number of recovered cases has surged to 80,673 in the State, which has so far registered 82,953 confirmed cases, including 1,435 fatalities, health officials said.

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The positivity rate has dipped down to 1.01 per cent, while the recovery rate from COVID-19 infection has climbed up to 97.25 per cent.
On the other hand, the fatality rate stand at 1.72 per cent.
The East Khasi Hills, which, including State capital Shillong is the most pandemic-hit, has registered a decline in the number of active COVID-19 cases, which is currently 507, even as the district recorded 46 new cases on Sunday.

The other ten districts too have been recording a significant decline in the number of daily and overall active COVID-19 cases with Ri-Bhoi and West Garo Hills recording three new cases each and East Jaintia Hills, South West Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills registering one positive case each today.

As per latest official count, the West Khasi Hills district has 202 active COVID-19 cases, followed by West Jaintia Hills district with 54 active cases, Ri-Bhoi district with 38 active cases, West Garo Hills district with 24 active cases, East Jaintia Hills district with nine active cases, South West Khasi Hills district with six active cases, East Garo Hills district with three active cases, North Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district with two active cases each and South Garo Hills district with one active case.

Of the 11,21,951 persons tested for Covid-10 in the State till Sunday, 10,38,998 were tested negative for the virus, as per official record.
Meanwhile, 32,067 health care workers have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 27698 have taken the second dose, 96,963 front-line workers have got the first jab and 79,013 have received the second shot, 959017 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 4,49,823 have been fully vaccinated with the second dose across the State till date, health officials said.

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