Shillong: Seven fatalities due to COVID-19 related complications mounted the number of deaths due to the viral infection to 1,322 and 211 new cases of infection added up to 2,275 active cases, even as 192 more recoveries surged the number of recovered cases to 72,714 on Thursday in Meghalaya, which has so far registered 76,311 confirmed cases.
One of the seven fatalities recorded on Thursday did not get vaccinated against COVID-19, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said, adding that four deaths due to the virulent infection occurred in East Khasi Hills district and one deaths each was recorded in Ri-Bhoi district, West Jaintia Hills district and West Khasi Hills district.
Out of the 211 fresh COVID-19 cases, the senior medical official said, 113 were detected in East Khasi Hills district, 25 in West Jaintia Hills district, 24 in Ri-Bhoi district, 22 in South West Khasi Hills district, 15 in West Khasi Hills district, eight in West Garo Hills district, two in East Jaintia Hills district and one new cases each in South West Garo Hills district and East Garo Hills district.
There were no fresh cases detected from North Garo Hills district and South Garo Hills district.
The East Khasi Hills, which includes State capital Shillong is the most COVID-19 affected district with 1,203 active cases and 915 deaths, followed by West Khasi Hills district with 312 active cases and 56 deaths, Ri-Bhoi district with 252 active cases and 76 deaths, West Jaintia Hills district with 199 active cases and 115 deaths, South West Khasi Hills district with 116 active cases and 14 deaths, West Garo Hills district with 93 active cases and 71 deaths, while the other districts had less than 50 active cases each as per the latest official count.
Of the 9,76,626 persons tested for COVID-19 in the State till Thursday, 9,00,315 were tested negative for the virus.
While 32,037 health care workers have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19, 25,872 have been administered with the second dose, 96,949 front-line workers got the first shot and 68,293 took the second shot, 8,98,526 persons from among the general public have been inoculated with the first dose and 2,16,908 citizens have been fully vaccinated with the second dose across the State as on date, as per official information.