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Meghalaya records five COVID-19 deaths and 273 new cases

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the five COVID-19 related deaths were three from East Khasi Hills district and one each in South Garo Hills district and West Garo Hills district.

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Shillong: Meghalaya on Monday recorded five more COVID-19 fatalities, mounting the fatality figure to 913 and 273 new infections, taking the number of active cases to 4,110.

On the other hand, 523 more patients have recovered from the viral infection, mounting the number of recoveries up to 49.830 in the state, which has registered 54, 853 confirmed cases so far as on Monday.

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Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the five COVID-19 related deaths were three from East Khasi Hills district and one each in South Garo Hills district and West Garo Hills district.

He said the new COVID-19 cases detected were 98 in East Khasi Hills district, 55 in Ri-Bhoi district, 32 in West Jaintia Hills district, eight in South Garo Hills district, 13 in North Garo Hills district, seven in East Garo Hills district, four in West Khasi Hills district, three in East Jaintia Hills district, two in South West Garo Hills district.

South West Khasi Hills district did not detect any new case of infection.

The East Khasi Hills, which includes state capital Shillong is the most COVID-19 affected district with 1,304 active positive cases and 664 fatalities, followed by Ri-Bhoi district with 787 active cases, West Garo Hills district with 610 active cases and West Jaintia Hills district with 511active cases, while the other seven districts had less than 300 active cases each as per the latest health bulletin.

On the other hand, 31,193 health care workers were administered with the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 20, 247 received the second dose, 96, 928 front-line workers were inoculated with the first jab and 27, 738 took the second shot, while 5,84,832 persons from among the general public received the first dose and 49,633 citizens were fully vaccinated with the second dose in the state as on date, a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission, Meghalaya reflected.

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