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Meghalaya positivity rate dips below 0.93 per cent

New cases detected on Monday also included 13 in West Khasi Hills district, eight in Ri-Bhoi district and two cases in West Jaintia Hills district.

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Shillong: The daily COVID-19 positivity rate in Meghalaya has dipped below 0.93 per cent on Monday as 126 more persons recovered from the viral infection, surging the number of recovered cases to 80,799 in the State which has so far registered 83014 confirmed COVID-19
cases, health officials said.

The State also reported 61 new positive cases, which added up to 777 active cases besides three deaths due to the viral disease in the East Khasi Hills district that increased the number of fatalities to 1438 on Monday.

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The State recovery rate from COVID-19 infection has climbed up to 97.33 per cent, while the fatality rate stands at 1.73 per cent.
On the other hand, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the most pandemic-hit East KhasiHills, which includes state capital Shillong has further declined to 486 with the district recording 56 more recoveries and 38 new cases on Monday, health officials said.

New cases detected on Monday also included 13 in West Khasi Hills district, eight in Ri-Bhoi district and two cases in West Jaintia Hills district.

The numbers of active COVID-19 cases in the ten other districts of the State have also been on the decline.
As per latest official count, the West Khasi Hills had 160 active COVID-19 cases, followed by West Jaintia Hills district with 50 active cases, Ri-Bhoi district with 42 active cases, West Garo Hills district with 20 active cases, East Jaintia Hills district with seven active cases, South West Khasi Hills district with five active cases, East Garo Hills district, 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 11,23,290 persons tested for COVID-19 in the State till Monday, 10,40,276 were tested negative for the virus, as per official report.
Meanwhile, 32,067 health care workers have received their first doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 27,698 have been administered with the second dose, 96963 front-line workers have got the first jab and 79,013 have taken the second shot, 9,59,054 persons from
among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 4,49,914 have been fully vaccinated with the second dose across the state till date, health officials said.

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