Shillong: Meghalaya recorded 28 new COVID-19 cases, taking up the number of active cases up to 296 active cases and 12 more cases of recovery from the viral infection, surging the number of recovered cases to 82,506 on Monday, health officials said.
The state has so far registered 84269 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1467 cases of fatality, health officials said. Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the new COVID-19 cases detected on Monday included 22 in the East Khasi Hills, which, including state capital Shillong is the most-pandemic hit district with 216 active cases and 994 deaths due to the viral disease.
On the other hand, the four districts of North Garo Hills, South Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills and South West Khasi Hills had no active Covid-19 case, while the number of active cases in East Garo Hills was 20, followed by 16 in West Garo Hills, 14 each in Ri-Bhoi and West Khasi Hills, 12 in West Jaintia Hills and four in East Jaintia Hills as per the latest official case count by the state directorate of health services.
Of the 11,93,875 persons tested for COVID-19 in the state till Monday, 11,09,606 were tested negative for the virus, official data revealed.
Meanwhile, 32,088 health care workers have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 28,714 have been administered with the second dose, 96,970 front-line workers have got the first jab and 82,264 have taken the second shot, 10,17,185 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 6,58,722 have been fully vaccinated with the
second dose across the state till date.