Shillong: Ten more deaths due to Covid-19 complications increased the fatality figure to 743 and 403 new cases added up to 4529 active cases, while 487 recoveries surged the number of recovered cases to 37, 037 on Monday in Meghalaya, which has so far registered 42, 309 confirmed cases.
Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the Coronavirus-related deaths registered on Monday were four in East Khasi Hills district, two each in Ri-Bhoi district and West Jaintia Hills and one each in East Garo Hills district and West Garo Hills district.
He said the new cases of COVID-19 infection included 226 in East Khasi Hills district, 63 in West Jaintia Hills district, 53 in Ri-Bhoi district, 22 in West Garo Hills district, nine in South Garo Hills district, eight in North Garo Hills district, six in East Garo Hills district, five in South West Garo Hills district, four in East Jaintia Hills district and three in West Khasi Hills district.
With 1,682 active COVID-19 cases and 573 deaths due to the viral disease, the East Khasi Hills, which includes state capital Shillong is the most affected district, followed by West Garo Hills district with 727 active cases and West Jaintia Hills district with 591 active cases, while the other eight districts of the state have less than 500 active cases each as on date.
Meanwhile, according to the latest official data, 30,296 healthcare workers have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 19,666 have received the second dose, 94,770 frontline workers got the first shot and 26,654 got the second shot while 3,10,495 persons from among the general population were inoculated with the first dose and 28,391 citizens are fully vaccinated with the second dose.