Shillong: Meghalaya on Sunday recorded 262 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily spike this year, pushing the number of active cases up to 1,659 and three more COVID-19 related deaths taking the number of fatalities to 174.
Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said three more patients, that of David Dkhar (66) of Madanriting, Shillong in East Khasi Hills district Laxmi Devi (65) of Lad Umsaw, Ri Bhoi district and Stik Kharlynnai (65) of Mawmaram died due to COVID-19 infection
Out of the 262 fresh cases, Dr. War said 161 new cases, including 48 returnees were detected in East Khasi Hills district, 38 in Ri-Bhoi district, 16 in West Garo Hills district, 12 in West Jaintia Hills district, nine in East Garo Hills district eight cases each in , East Jaintia Hills district and West Khasi Hills district , five in South West Khasi Hills district, four in South Garo Hills district and one in South West Garo Hills district.
He said 192 patients have also recovered from the viral disease took the number of recovered cases to 15,275 in the State on Saturday.
With 1095 active COVID-19 cases, East Khasi Hills, that includes State capital Shillong is the most affected district, followed by Ri-Bhoi with 186 active cases and West Jaintia Hills with 85 active cases as on date.
He said 362 COVID-19 patients have been admitted in institutional quarantine centre while 1,297 others are in home quarantine and isolation.
Moreover, there were 38 containment zones across the State where COVID-19 positive cases were detected.
Meghalaya so far has recorded 17, 108 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 15, 275 recoveries and 174 deaths since the onset of the pandemic.
Dr War informed that 2,97, 521 doses of Covishield vaccine were administered across the State as on Saturday evening.