Total cases- 13,931
Active cases- 166
Health workers in Meghalaya are “reluctant” to take COVID-19 vaccine shots, with only 34.50 percent of the over 33,000 beneficiaries having turned up for inoculation thus far, a senior official said on Thursday.
The Vaccine hesitancy continues in Ri Bhoi District with only 15.9 percent performance reported.
A total of 11,450 health care workers received the COVID-19 vaccine jab as on Thursday.
This was against the target of 17,585 health care workers who have registered for the vaccination programme.
With this, the overall achievement of the vaccination drive is 34.50 percent, Director of Health Services (MI) Dr. Aman War said.
Meanwhile, the state has recorded 7 new COVID-19 cases and 5 recoveries on Thursday.
Director of Health Services (MI) Dr. Aman War said all the seven new cases were detected from East Khasi Hills district.
He said the patients who recovered from the viral infection include 2 from East Khasi Hills district, 1 West Jaintia Hills district, 1 West Khasi Hills district and 1 Ri Bhoi district.
So far, the state has detected a total of 13,931 COVID-19 cases out of which 166 are active cases, 13,617 recovered and 148 deaths.
East Khasi Hills has 109 active cases, West Jaintia Hills 29, Ri Bhoi 22, East Jaintia Hills 3, West Khasi Hills 2 and West Garo Hills 1.
On the other hand, of the 3,50,493 persons who have tested for COVID-19 in the state as on date, 3,36,562 were tested negative for the virus even as 52 persons are in institutional quarantine and 114 under home quarantine.