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Four more COVID-19 deaths, 390 new cases in Meghalaya

Director Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said the new deaths were three from East Khasi Hills district and one from South West Garo Hills district.

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Shillong: Meghalaya on Sunday recorded four more Coronavirus-related death taking the fatality count to 780 in the state which has recorded 45,826 confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic.

On the other hand, 390 new COVID-19 cases were detected taking the number of active cases to 4,857, while the number of persons recovered from the virulent virus rose to 39,919 with 542 more patients were declared cured as on Sunday.

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Director Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said the new deaths were three from East Khasi Hills district and one from South West Garo Hills district.

Out of the 390 new cases, 134 positive cases were detected from East Khasi Hills district, 80 in Ri-Bhoi district, 50 in West Jaiñtia Hills district, 49 in West Garo Hills district, 28 in North in North Garo Hills district, 19 in East Garo Hills district, 14 in West Khasi Hills district, eight in East Jaintia Hills district, five in South West Khasi Hills district and three in South West Garo Hills district.

South Garo Hills district, bordering Bangladesh which currently has 143 active cases did not report any fresh positive cases on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the number of active cases in the most COVID-19 hit district of East Khasi Hills has dropped down to 1503, followed by West Garo Hills with 728 active cases, West Jaintia Hills district with 582 active cases and Ri-Bhoi district with 492 active cases while the other seven districts in the State had less than 300 active cases each.

On the other hand, vaccination drive against COVID-19 across the state has been gradually picking up with the state health and family welfare department reporting that 30, 485 health care workers received the first dose and 19, 719 received the second dose, 95, 917 front-line workers got the first jab and 26, 765 got the second shot, while 3,88, 716 persons from among the general population were inoculated with the first dose and 28, 575 citizens were fully vaccinated with the second dose as on Sunday.

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