Shillong, Aug 3 (UNI) Meghalaya on Tuesday recorded nine COVID-19 related deaths, eight of whom were not vaccinated against the virus, mounting the number of deceased due to the viral disease to 1,118.
The State also reported 556 new cases of infection added up to 5,574 active cases, even as 816 more recoveries surged the number of recovered cases to 59,803 in the State, which has registered 66495 confirmed cases so far.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the deaths recorded included five in East Khasi Hills district and one each in East Jaintia Hills district, South West Khasi Hills district, West Garo Hills district and West Jaintia Hills district.
He said the new COVID-19 cases detected included 196 in East Khasi Hills district, 92 in West Khasi Hills district, 85 in West Garo Hills district, 65 in West Jaintia Hills district, 48 in Ri-Bhoi district, 28 in South West Khasi Hills district, 12 in North Garo Hills district, 11 in East Jaintia Hills district, seven in South Garo Hills district and six each in East Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district.
The East Khasi Hills, which includes state capital Shillong is the most COVID-19 affected district with 2,017 active cases followed by West Garo Hills district with 817 active cases, West Khasi Hills district with 724 active cases, West Jaintia Hills district with 630 active cases, Ri-Bhoi district with
613 active cases and South West Khasi Hills district with 302 active cases, while the other districts have less than 200 active cases each, as per the latest case count.
Till today, 8,59,717 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, of whom 7,93,222 have been tested negative for the virus, as per data released by the National Health Mission, Meghalaya.
Meanwhile, 31,845 persons have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 23,146 have received the second dose, 96,974 front-line workers got the first jab and 42,683 took
the second shot, 7,69,138 persons from among the general population have been inoculated with the first dose and 1,36,772 citizens have been fully vaccinated with the second dose across the state till date, as per official information.
Containment measures, including restrictions on inter-district movement and night curfew, are on throughout the State, which has been hit by continued spike in COVID-19 cases.