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Covid-19 cases rise in Meghalaya

The number of active Covid-19 cases was recorded at 57 in the most pandemic-hit East Khasi Hills,

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Shillong: The number of active Covid-19 cases rose to 111 with 14 new cases detected on Wednesday in Meghalaya, which has so far registered 94041 confirmed cases, including 1594 cases of fatality and 92336 cases of recovery, including ten that were recorded on Wednesday, health officials said. 

The number of active Covid-19 cases was recorded at 57 in the most pandemic-hit East Khasi Hills, which includes the state capital Shillong with the district accounting for four new cases on Wednesday, health officials said. 

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The West Garo Hills reported six new Covid-19 cases with the number of active cases in the district rising to 43, Ri-Bhoi recorded three new Covid-19 cases with the number of active cases in the district at eight, while West Jaintia Hills reported one new case with the number of active cases in the district also at one.

“Four Covid-19 infected patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the state,” an official in the health department said, adding that six out of the total 12 districts in the state had no active Covid-19 case as on date.

Meanwhile, of the 1411160 persons tested for Covid-19 in the state till Wednesday today, 1317119 were tested negative for the virus, the state Covid dashboard reflected.

According to the National Health Mission record, 32139 health care workers have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, 29502 have been administered with the second dose and 9860 have taken the third precaution dose, while 97024 front-line workers have been vaccinated with the first dose, 85700 have received the second dose and 28476 have got the precaution shot.

Even as 1300328 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose, 947137have been fully vaccinated with the second dose and 9890 citizens have taken the booster dose across the state as on date. 

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