COVID-19 death toll crosses 500-mark, case fatality rate stands at 1.60%


The death toll due to COVID 19 in Meghalaya surpassed the 500-mark with 19 more fatalities reported in the last 24 hours.
According to the Director of Health Services (MI) Dr. Aman War, as many as 14 deaths were reported from East Khasi Hills district, 2 West Jaintia Hills district, 2 East Jaintia Hills district, and 1 South Garo Hills district. The case fatality rate stands at 1.60%.
The active tally has mounted to 7,971 as 957 more people tested positive for the infection on Tuesday.
As many as 755 persons have recovered in the last 24 hours including 395 from East Khasi Hills, taking the total number to 22,976 in the state, which has so far registered 31,449 confirmed cases.
Dr War said the new cases include 375 in East Khasi Hills, 194 Ri Bhoi, 90 West Garo Hills, 89 West Jaintia Hills, 58 South West Garo Hills, 49 East Jaintia Hills, 32 East Garo Hills, 29 West Khasi Hills, 21 North Garo Hills and 20 South Garo Hills.
He also informed that as many as 755 patients have also recovered from the viral infection during the past 24 hours.
Of these, 395 are from East Khasi Hills, 91 West Jaintia Hills, 91 East Jaintia Hills, 69 Ri Bhoi, 36 West Garo Hills, 34 West Khasi Hills, 19 South West Garo Hills, 7 South Garo Hills, 6 North Garo Hills, 4 South West Khasi Hills and 3 East Garo Hills.
So far, the state has detected a total of 31,449 COVID-19 cases out of which 7,971 are active cases, 22,976 recovered and 502 deaths.
With 4259 active COVID-19 cases, East Khasi Hills, which includes state capital Shillong, is the worst affected district in the state, followed by Ri Bhoi with 1,312 cases.
There are 570 cases in West Garo Hills, 562 West Jaintia Hills, 341 South West Garo Hills, 221 East Jaintia Hills, 165 North Garo Hills, 160 West Khasi Hills, 148 South Garo Hills, 118 East Garo Hills and 115 South West Khasi Hills.
Till date, swab samples of 5, 44,951 persons have been tested of which 5,13,502 were tested negative for the virus.
There are 1,19,950 entrants from outside the state.