Shillong: The surge in COVID-19 cases continued in Meghalaya with 339 new positive cases detected on Tuesday, the highest single-day spike so far, pushing the number of active cases up to 2,019.
On the other hand, the State also registered 204 more recoveries from the viral disease on Tuesday, taking the number of recovered cases up to 15, 810.
With the daily increases of new cases, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tysnong reiterated the government’s appeal to the citizens of the State to strictly adhere to COVID appropriate behaviour for prevention.
“If we strictly follow the protocols, then only we can prevent the spread of this disease,” he said, adding that the government will be reviewing the health situation on a daily basis.
Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the new COVID-19 cases detected on Tuesday included 233 in East Khasi Hills district, 40 in West Garo Hills district, 24 in Ri-Bhoi district , 14 in East Jaintia Hills district , 10 in West Khasi Hills district , six in West Jaintia Hills district , four in South West Garo Hills district,three each in North Garo Hills district and South Garo Hills district besides two cases in South West Khasi Hills district.
With 1,298 active COVID-19 cases and 156 deaths, the East Khasi Hills district, that includes state capital Shillong is the most affected district, followed by Ri-Bhoi district with 201 active cases, West Garo Hills district with 155 active cases, West Jaintia Hills with 97 active cases, East Jaintia Hills district with 85 active cases and West Khasi Hills with 69 active cases, East Garo Hills district with 30 active cases, South West Khasi Hills district with 25 active cases, South West Garo Hills district with 22 active cases, South Garo Hills district with 19 active cases and North Garo Hills district with 18 active cases as on date.
Meghalaya has so far registered 18, 014 confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 185 fatalities with 1.03 per cent case fatality rate.
Of the 4, 71,988 persons tested for COVID-19 in the State, 4, 53,974 persons were tested
negative for the virus till Tuesday, Dr. War said.
On the other hand, 25,595 health care workers received the first dose of Covishield, 18,596 received the second dose, 46,441 frontline workers got the first shot of the vaccine, 24,885 got the second jab, while 1,74,096 from among the general public were inoculated with the first dose and 18,764 were fully vaccinated with the second dose, he said.