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Meghalaya records 569 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths

Of the 8, 38, 850 tests conducted since the first positive cases detected on April 13, 2020 in the State, 7, 74, 536 of them testing negative for the virus, as per official data.

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Shillong: Meghalaya on Friday recorded 569 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths, increasing the number of active cases and fatalities up to 5,791 and 1,063 respectively.

On the other hand, 517 more patients have recovered from the viral infection surged the number of recovered cases 57,450 in the State, which has registered 64,314 confirmed cases so far.

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Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the COVID-19 related deaths reported were seven in East Khasi Hills district, two in Ri-Bhoi district, one death each in East Garo Hills district and West Jaintia Hills district.

The senior medical official said East Khasi Hills district recorded the maximum with 237 cases, 77 in Ri-Bhoi district, 72 in West Jaintia Hills district, 67 in West Garo Hills district, 39 in West Khasi Hills district, 22 in East Jaintia hills district, 20 in South West Khasi Hills district, 11 in North Garo Hills district, nine new cases each in South Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district, besides six new cases in East Garo Hills district.

With 2,131 active COVID-19 cases and 766 deaths, the East Khasi Hills district, which includes state capital Shillong, is the most worst-hit COVID-19 district in the State followed by West Garo Hills district with 898 active cases and 57 deaths, Ri-Bhoi district with 716 active cases and 51 deaths, West Jaintia Hills district with 663 active cases and 100 deaths, West Khasi Hills district with 497 active cases and 27 deaths and South West Khasi Hills district with 331 active cases and 10 deaths, while the five other districts had less than 200 active cases each, as per the latest official count.

Of the 8, 38, 850 tests conducted since the first positive cases detected on April 13, 2020 in the State, 7, 74, 536 of them testing negative for the virus, as per official data.

Meanwhile, 31,770 health care workers received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 22, 735 were administered with the second dose, 97, 224 front-line workers got the first jab and 39, 014 took the second shot, 7, 44, 054 persons from among the general public were inoculated with the first dose and 1,27,508 citizens were fully vaccinated with the second dose across the state as on date, data released by the National Health Mission, Meghalaya revealed.

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