Shillong: Meghalaya recorded seven deaths due to COVID-19 related complications that increased the fatality tally to 1154 and 524 new cases of infection adding up to 5,323 active cases, besides 709 more recoveries, which surged the number of recovered cases to 62,154 on Saturday.
The State has so far registered 68631 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to an official report.
“Of the seven COVID-19 related deaths recorded today, six were of those of unvaccinated persons. While three deaths each were in East Khasi Hills district and West Khasi Hills district, one death was recorded in East Garo Hills district,” Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said.
He said the new Covid-19 cases detected today included 271 in East Khasi Hills district, 63 in West Garo Hills district, 55 in Ri-Bhoi district, 53 in West Jaintia Hills district, 50 in West Khasi Hills district, eight in South West Khasi Hills district, seven each in East Garo Hills district and East Jaintia Hills district , four in South Garo Hills district and three each in North Garo Hills district and South West Khasi Hills district.
The East Khasi Hills, which includes State capital Shillong is the most pandemic-hit district with 2,149 active COVID-19 cases and 812 deaths, followed by West Khasi Hills district with 844 active cases and 35 deaths, West Garo Hills district with 705 active cases and 64 deaths, West Jaintia
Hills district with 534 active cases and 103 deaths, Ri-Bhoi district with 503 active cases and 61 deaths and South West Khasi Hills district with 230 active cases and 12 deaths, while the other districts had less than 100 active cases each as per report received from the National Health Mission, Meghalaya.
On the other hand, of the 8,82,789 persons tested for COVID-19 across the State till date, 8,14,158 persons were tested negative for the virus, the official report reflected.
Meanwhile, 31,919 health care workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the first dose and 23,720 have received the second dose, 96,880 front-line workers got the first jab and 48,634 took the second shot, 7,98,077 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 1,49,186 citizens have been fully vaccinated in the State with the second dose.