Shillong: Meghalaya on Tuesday recorded four more COVID-19 related deaths 101 new cases of virulent infections, mounting the number of fatalities to 1,311 and 2,326 active cases.
The state also registered 280 recoveries from the viral disease, which surged the number of recovered cases to 72,199 with the State having registered 75,836 confirmed cases so far.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the four COVID-19 inflicted patients who died had not been vaccinated against the virus. He said the four deaths were recorded in East Khasi Hills district.
Of the new 101 COVID-19 cases detected on Tuesday, Dr. War said 30 were registered in East Khasi Hills district, 25 in West Khasi Hills district, 19 in West Jaintia Hills district, 13 West Garo Hills district, six in Ri-Bhoi district, three in South West Khasi Hills district, two in South West Garo Hills district and one cases each in East Jaintia Hills district, East Garo Hills district and North Garo Hills district.
The East Khasi Hills, which includes State capital Shillong, is the most COVID-19 affected district with 1,212 active cases and 909 deaths, followed by Ri-Bhoi district with 322 active cases and 74 deaths, West Khasi Hills district with 309 active cases and 54 deaths, West Jaintia Hills district with 197 active cases and 114 deaths and South West Khasi Hills district with 102 active cases and 14 deaths, while the other districts had less than 90 active cases each, as per the latest official count.
On the other hand, 32,036 health care workers have been given the first shot of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 25,712 have been administered with the second shot, 96,947 front-line workers have
got the first jab and 67,,095 have taken the second shot and 8,94,020 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first shot and 2,14,151 citizens have been fully vaccinated with the second shot across the State.