Shillong: Thirteen deaths due to Covid-19 related complications increased the fatality figure to 1,213 and 384 new cases of infection added up to 4,513 active cases, even as 397 more recoveries surged the number of recovered cases to 65,319 on Friday in Meghalaya, which has so far registered 71,045 confirmed cases.
Of the 13 Covid-19 related deaths recorded today, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said nine deaths were registered in East Khasi Hills district and one each in Ri-Bhoi district, West
Garo Hills district, West Jaintia Hills district and West Khasi Hills district.
He said 11 of those of persons who succumbed to the virulent virus were not vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
The new COVID-19 cases detected included 146 in East Khasi Hills district, 53 in West Jaintia Hills district 47 each in West Garo Hills district and West Khasi Hills district, 40 in Ri-Bhoi district, 35 in South West Khasi Hills district, four each in East Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district, three each in North Garo Hills district and South Garo Hills district and two cases in East Jaintia Hills district.
With 1,953 active cases and 850 deaths, the East Khasi Hills, which includes state capital Shillong is the most COVID-19 affected district, followed by West Khasi Hills district with 652 active cases and 40 deaths, Ri-Bhoi district with 494 active cases and 68 deaths, West Garo Hills district with 492 active cases and 66 deaths, West Jaintia Hills district with 417 active cases and 106 deaths and South West Khasi Hills district with 266 active cases and 12 deaths, while the other districts had less than 100 active cases each as per the latest case count.
The State health and family welfare department has informed that of the 9,09,725 persons tested for COVID-19 across the State till date, 8,38,680 persons were tested negative for the virus.
Till date, 31,989 health care workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the first dose and 24,335 have been administered with the second dose, 96,908 front-line workers got the first jab and 54,658 took the second shot, 8,29,542 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 1,68,897 citizens have been fully vaccinated with the second dose, as per official information.