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Meghalaya Covid cases up, CM urges citizens to get vaccinated

The state has so far registered 94167 confirmed Covid19 cases including 1595 cases of fatality.

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Shillong: The Covid-19 cases are on a steady rise in Meghalaya with 21 new cases of infection adding up to 131 active cases on Wednesday, health officials said. 

The state has so far registered 94167 confirmed Covid19 cases including 1595 cases of fatality.

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Six more patients have recovered from the viral infection, taking the number of recoveries to 92441 on Wednesday, the health official said. 

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has welcomed the central government’s decision to provide free Covid19 precaution dose for citizens above 18 years of age at government vaccination centres for the next 75 days starting from July 15. 

Sangma appealed to eligible citizens to come forward and get vaccinated. 

The rise in Covid19 cases in the Northeastern state of Manipur, where schools have been shut has also raised concern among people in general in Meghalaya, which too has been witness to steady rise in daily cases.

“I am concerned about my children as they are still not eligible for vaccination against Covid19,” says the mother of two children, as she sees them off at a city school gate.

Meanwhile, the number of active Covid19 cases increased to 60 in the most pandemic-hit East Khasi Hills, which includes state capital Shillong with the district accounting for seven new cases of infection besides three cases of recovery from the viral disease today, as per official statistics.

“Twelve Covid19 infected patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the state,” the health official said, adding that four out of the total 12 districts in the state had no active Covid19 case as on date.

On the other hand, 32139 health care workers have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, 29507 have been administered with the second dose and 9974 have taken the third precaution dose, while 97028 front-line workers have been vaccinated with the first dose, 85709 have received the second dose and 29157 have got the precaution shot, even as 1301351 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose, 948783 have been fully vaccinated with the second dose and 10119 citizens have taken the booster dose across the state as on date.

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