872 new COVID-19 cases, 24 more deaths


The State on Wednesday recorded 872 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the caseload to 25,744. While, as many as 411 persons have recuperated from the infection since Tuesday, thereby, increasing the total number of recoveries to 19,596.

Meanwhile, 24 more persons have succumbed to COVID-19, taking the death toll in the state to 379.

Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War informed that 17 deaths are reported  from East Khasi Hills district, while, 4 from West Jaintia Hills district, 1 East Garo Hills district, 1 East Jaintia Hills district and 1 Ri Bhoi district.

Dr War said the new cases include 571 in East Khasi Hills, 22 East Garo Hills, 25 East Jaintia Hills, 21 North Garo Hills, 60 Ri Bhoi, 8 South Garo Hills, 40 South West Garo Hills, 9 South West Khasi Hills, 68 West Garo Hills, 37 West Jaintia Hills and 11 West Khasi Hills.

He also informed that of 411 patients who recovered from the viral infection, 265 from East Khasi Hills, 1 East Garo Hills, 23 East Jaintia Hills, 7 North Garo Hills, 43 Ri Bhoi, 7 North Garo Hills, 5 South Garo Hills, 5 South West Garo Hills, 1 South West Khasi Hills, 49 West Garo Hills, 4 West Jaintia Hills and 8 West Khasi Hills.

With 3,365 active COVID-19 cases, East Khasi Hills, that includes state capital Shillong, is the worst affected district in the state, followed by Ri Bhoi with 689 cases.

There are 461 cases in West Garo Hills, 385 West Jaintia Hills, 233 South West Garo Hills, 217 East Jaintia Hills, 172 West Khasi Hills, 84 North Garo Hills, 63 South Garo Hills, 63 East Garo Hills and 37 South West Khasi Hills.

So far, the state has detected a total of 25,744 COVID-19 cases out of which 5,769 are active cases, 19,596 recovered and 379 deaths.

Till date, swab samples of 5,19,311 persons have been tested of which 4,93,567 were tested negative for the virus even as 1,077 persons are in institutional quarantine and 4,692 under home quarantine.

There are 1,18,964 entrants from outside the state.