COVID-19 recovery is outpacing active cases in Meghalaya


Total cases- 8,621
Active cases-1,870
Recovered- 6,674

The significant achievement is the outcome of the state’s targeted strategies leading to a high number of recoveries and a steadily falling number of active cases in the state.

Now, the number of active cases stands at 1,870 as 6,674 recovered so far. However one more succumbs to the viral infection taking the death toll to 77.

A 57-year-old cancer patient died of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Director of Health and Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said.

Wester Mawrie, a resident of Mawlynrei in East Khasi Hills district passed away at the Shillong civil hospital today at 4.20 am after he was admitted on October 19, he added.

“The cause of death was due to type-I respiratory failure due to COVID-19 pneumonia with cancer,” he said.

The state has also recorded 28 new cases and 177 new recoveries on Wednesday.

The new cases include 12 from East Khasi Hills district, 6 West Garo Hills district, 5 West Jaintia Hills district, 2 East Garo Hills district, 2 South Garo Hills district, and 1 East Jaintia Hills district.

Out of the 177 recovered COVID-19 patients, Dr. War said, 104 are from East Khasi Hills, 43 Ri Bhoi, 14 West Garo Hills, 7 North Garo Hills, 3 West Jaintia Hills, 2 South West Garo Hills, 2 South West Khasi Hills, and 2 West Khasi Hills.

He said 6,674 COVID-19 patients have been discharged as of date.

The state has detected a total of 8,621 COVID-19 out of which 1,870 are active cases, 6,674 recovered, and 77 deaths.

East Khasi Hills district tops the list of districts in positive cases with 1,229 infections, which include 26 Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces and 1,203 civilians, followed by Ri Bhoi 191 and West Garo Hills 180.

In the other districts, 75 cases in West Jaintia Hills, 53 in East Garo Hills, 47 in West Khasi Hills, 38 in South Garo Hills, 19 in North Garo Hills, 18 in East Jaintia Hills, 11 in South West Khasi Hills, and 9 in South West Garo Hills.

Over 885 persons are undergoing home quarantine and isolation while 532 persons are under institutional quarantine.

“Till date, swab samples of 1,91,490 persons have been tested of which 1,82,869 were found negative,” the senior medical official said.

There are 50,703 entrants from outside the state.