The state on Tuesday registered the highest single-day new COVID-19 positive cases with 906, pushing the tally of active cases to 5,332.
Director of Health Services (MI) Dr. Aman War informed that 19 deaths due to COVID-19 complications were recorded in the last 24 hours taking the total number of fatalities to 355, even as over 300 died only in East Khasi hills making the situation worst.
The COVID-19 situation remaining grim in the East Khasi Hills district despite a total lockdown.
Dr. War, further informed that the new cases include 574 in East Khasi Hills (Armed Force/Paramilitary Force –06, others–568), 64 in East Jaintia Hills, East Garo Hills 09, 19 in North Garo Hills, 28 in Ri Bhoi, 20 in South Garo Hills, 41 in South West Garo Hills, 10 in South West Khasi Hills, 56 in West Khasi Hills, 54 in West Jaintia Hills, and 31 in West Khasi Hills.
So far 19,185 people have recovered from the disease, including 470 on Tuesday, he said adding that till date the state has detected a total of 24,872 COVID-19 cases out of which 5,332 are active cases, while, 355 died so far.
Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills district is the worst affected as the district now has 3,076 active COVID- 19, West Khasi Hills has 168 cases, South West Khasi Hills 30, Ri-Bhoi 674, West Jaintia Hills 360, East Jaintia Hills 212, West Garo Hills 442, South West Garo Hills 198, South Garo Hills 59, East Garo Hills 43 And North Garo Hills 70
Till date, swab samples of 5,15,062 persons have been tested of which 4,90,190 were found negative,” the senior medical official said.
The case fatality rate stands at 1.43%
There are 1,18,684 entrants from outside the state.