Shillong: Meghalaya on Thursday recorded a single-day surge of 731 COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths, mounting the number of active cases and fatalities up to 5,750 and 1,062 respectively.
The state also reported 423 more recoveries from the viral disease surged the number of recovered cases to 56,933 in the State, which has registered 63,745 confirmed cases so far.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the COVID-19 related deaths reported were seven in East Khasi Hills district, three in Ri-Bhoi district, two in West Garo Hills district and one each in South Garo Hills district and West Jaintia Hills district.
Out of the 731 new cases, the senior medical official said East Khasi Hills district recorded the maximum with 204 cases, 128 in West Garo Hills district, 114 in Ri-Bhoi district, 96 in West Khasi Hills district, 91 in West Jaintia Hills district, 30 in East Jaintia Hills district, 22 cases each in North Garo Hills district and South West Khasi Hills district, nine cases each in East Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district, besides six in South Garo Hills district.
With 2,107 active COVID-19 cases and 759 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 1,012 active cases and 57 deaths, Ri-Bhoi district with 650 active cases and 49 deaths, West Jaintia Hills district with 614 active cases and 99 deaths, West Khasi Hills district with 472 active cases and 27 deaths and South West Khasi Hills district with 320 active cases and 10 deaths, while the five other districts had less than 200 active cases each, as per the latest official count.
Till Thursday, 8, 33, 314 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in the State with 7,69, 569 of them testing negative for the virus, as per official data.
Meanwhile, 31,738health care workers received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 22, 534 were administered with the second dose, 97, 204 front-line workers got the first jab and 37, 876 took the second shot, 7, 34, 431 persons from among the general public were inoculated with the first dose and 1,22,795 citizens were fully vaccinated with the second dose across the state as on date, data released by the National Health Mission, Meghalaya revealed.