Shillong: Meghalaya on recorded more fresh cases of COVID-19 infections than recoveries on Wednesday, health officials said.
The State reported 79 new COVID-19 cases that added up to 761 active cases and 58 more recoveries from the virus, that surged the number of recovered cases to 80,958, health officials said.
However, no COVID-19 deaths were registered during the past 24 hours.
The State has so far registered 83158 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1439 fatalities.
The new COVID-19 cases detected on Wednesday included 45 in East Khasi Hills district, 23 in West Khasi Hills district, six in West Jaintia Hills district, two in Ri-Bhoi district and one case each in East Garo Hills district, South West Garo Hills district and West Garo Hills district.
Meanwhile, with 35 more recoveries from the viral infection recorded today, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the East Khasi Hills, which, including State capital Shillong is the most pandemic-hit district, has further declined to 484.
According to the latest official count, the number of Covid-19 active cases in West Khasi Hills district was 159, followed by West Jaintia Hills district with 46 active cases, Ri-Bhoi district with 37 active cases, West Garo Hills district with 17 active cases, East Jaintia Hills district and South West Khasi Hills district with four active cases each, East Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district with three active cases each and North Garo Hills district and South Garo Hills district with two active cases each.
Of the 11,29,283 persons tested for Covid-19 in the State till Wednesday, 10, 46,125 persons were tested negative for the virus, as per official record.
On the other hand, 32,068 health care workers have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 27,759 have been administered with the second dose, 96,963 front-line workers have got the first jab and 79,236 have taken the second shot, 9,61,597
persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 4,64,825 have been fully vaccinated with the second dose across the State till date, health officials said.