COVID-19 deaths surge amid rising contagion  


Total case- 8,593
Active cases- 2,020

The tally of coronavirus cases in Meghalaya increased to 8,593 on Tuesday with 53new cases coming to light.

One more died due to COVID-19 taking the death toll in the state to 76, Director of health services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed on Tuesday.

Dr. War said the state has also recorded 57 new cases and 105 new recoveries on Tuesday.

The new cases include 26 from East Khasi Hills district, 17 West Garo Hills district, 3 East Garo Hills district, 3 South GaroHills district, 3 West Jaintia Hills district, 2 East Jaintia Hills district, 1North Garo Hills district, 1 Ri Bhoi district, and 1 South West Garo Hills. Out of the 105 recovered COVID-19 patients, Dr. Warsaid, 66 are from East Khasi Hills, 15 Ri Bhoi, 14 West Jaintia Hills, 6 WestGaro Hills, 2 East Jaintia Hills, and 2 South West Khasi Hills. He said 6,497COVID-19 patients have been discharged so far.

The state has detected a total of 8,593 COVID-19 out of which 2,020 are active cases, 6,497 recovered, and 76 deaths. East Khasi Hills district tops the list of districts in positive cases with 1,322 infections, which include 27 Armed Forces and paramilitary forces and 1,295 civilians, followed by Ri Bhoi 234 and West GaroHills 188. In the other districts, 73 cases in West JaintiaHills, 51 in East Garo Hills, 49 in West Khasi Hills, 36 in South Garo Hills,26 in North Garo Hills, 17 in East Jaintia Hills, 13 in South West Khasi Hills, and 11 in South West Garo Hills.

Over 934 persons are undergoing home quarantine and isolation while 543 persons are under institutional quarantine. “Till date, swab samples of 1,89,783 persons have been tested of which 1,81,190 were found negative,” the senior medical official said. There are 50,407 entrants from outside the state. EOM