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Meghalaya reports 263 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

Meanwhile 350 more recoveries were recorded here on Saturday taking the number of recovered cases to 73,236 in the state, which has registered 76,767 confirmed cases thus far.

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Shillong: Meghalaya on Saturday recorded 263 new COVID-19 cases, which added up to 2,206 active cases and two deaths that of unvaccinated patients, raising the number of fatalities from the pandemic up to 1,325.

Meanwhile 350 more recoveries were recorded here on Saturday taking the number of recovered cases to 73,236 in the state, which has registered 76,767 confirmed cases thus far.

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Director Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said the two deaths related to COVID-19 complications were reported from East Khasi Hills district and the West Khasi Hills district.

The COVID-19 cases detected on Saturday included 84 in East Khasi Hills district, 75 in West Khasi Hills district, 47 in South West Khasi Hills district, 22 in Ri-Bhoi district, 17 in West Jaintia Hills district, seven in West Garo Hills district, six in East Jaintia Hills district, three in North Garo Hills district and one case in the South West Garo Hills district.

The East Khasi Hills, which includes the state capital Shillong is the most pandemic-hit district with 1101 active cases and 916 deaths, followed by West Khasi Hills district with 355 active cases and 58 deaths, Ri-Bhoi district with 220 active cases and 76 deaths, West Jaintia Hills district with 195 active cases and 115 deaths, South West Khasi Hills district with 167 active cases and 14 deaths and West Garo Hills district with 75 active cases and 71 deaths, while the other districts had less than 50 active cases each, as per the latest official count.

On the other hand, the Sherwood School in Tura, West Garo Hills has suspended all classes after a class 10 student tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday last, on the second day after the schools and colleges in the state were reopened.

Meanwhile, of the 9,84,113 people who were tested for COVID-19 in the state till Saturday, 9,07,346 people tested negative for the virus.

Also, 32,401 health care workers have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 26,026 have received the second dose; 96,951 front-line workers got the first jab and 69,379 have taken the second shot; 9,03,211 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 2,21,315 citizens have been fully vaccinated with the second dose across the state as on date.

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