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Meghalaya records more COVID-19 recoveries than new cases

No fresh cases were detected in East Garo Hills district and South Garo Hills district, the senior medical official said.

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Shillong: Meghalaya recorded more recoveries from COVID-19 cases, as 167 persons recovered from the contagion surged the number of recovered cases to 76,558, while 150 new cases were reported taking the number of active cases up to 1,878 in the State which has 79, 817 confirmed cases as on Tuesday.

The State also reported one unvaccinated COVID-19 related death in
Ri-Bhoi district and mounted the fatalities count up to 1,381 with the fatality rate currently standing at 1.73 per cent.

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The recovery rate which was 95.88 per cent on Monday has gone up to 95.91 per cent on Tuesday, while the positivity rate has also come down to 2.35 per cent from 2.37 per cent as on Saturday.

Out of the 150 new COVID-19 cases, Director Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said that 66 were detected in East Khasi Hills district, 26 in Ri-Bhoi district, 23 in West Khasi Hills district, 22 in West Jaintia Hills district, five in East Jaintia Hills district, four in West Garo Hills district, two in South West Khasi Hills district, one each in South Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district.

No fresh cases were detected in East Garo Hills district and South Garo Hills district, the senior medical official said.

The East Khasi Hills, which includes State capital Shillong is the most pandemic hit district with 846 active COVID-19 cases and 953 deaths, followed by West Khasi Hills district with 378 active cases and 59 deaths, West Jaintia Hills district with 301 active cases and 125 deaths, Ri-Bhoi district with 169 active cases and 80 deaths and South West Khasi Hills district with 102 active cases and 15 deaths, while the other districts had less than 50 active cases each, health officials said.

Of the 10,44,242 persons tested for COVID-19 in the State till Tuesday, 9,64,425 persons were tested negative for the virus.

On the other hand, 32,054 health care workers received the first dose
of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 26,738 were administered with the second dose, 96,957 front-line workers got the first jab and 74, 928 took the second shot, 9,30,136 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 3,09,351 have been fully vaccinated with the second dose across the State as on date, as per information received from the National Health Mission.

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