COVID-19 tally mounts to 38,230; State reports 497 new cases

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The State’s COVID-19 tally mounted to 38,230 on Saturday as 497 more people tested positive for the infection, while nine fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 652, a health official said.

According to the Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War, 7 deaths were reported in East Khasi Hills district and 1 each in Ri Bhoi district and West Jaintia Hills district.

The state has also recorded marginal decline in active cases with 497 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of active cases stands at 5,797.

Dr War said the new cases include 204 in East Khasi Hills, 102 West Garo Hills, 49 Ri Bhoi, 36 South West Garo Hills, 34 West Jaintia Hills, 24 South West Khasi Hills, 17 East Garo Hills, 13 East Jaintia Hills, 8 West Khasi Hills, 5 South Garo Hills and 5 North Garo Hills.

He also informed that as many as 801 patients have also recovered from the viral infection during the past 24 hours.

Of these, 309 are from East Khasi Hills, 129 West Garo Hills, 118 Ri Bhoi, 66 West Jaintia Hills, 33 East Jaintia Hills, 33 South West Khasi Hills, 30 North Garo Hills, 26 West Khasi Hills, 26 East Garo Hills, 24 South West Garo Hills and 7 South Garo Hills.

So far, the state has detected a total of 38,230 COVID-19 cases out of which 5,797 are active cases, 31,781 recovered and 652 deaths.

With 2,502 active COVID-19 cases, East Khasi Hills, that includes state capital Shillong, is the worst affected district in the state, followed by West Garo Hills with 683 cases and Ri Bhoi with 629 cases.

There are 593 West Jaintia Hills, 372 South West Garo Hills, 296 South West Khasi Hills, 175 West Khasi Hills, 174 East Jaintia Hills, 165 North Garo Hills, 116 East Garo Hills and 92 South Garo Hills.

On the other hand, of the 5,95,501 persons who have tested for COVID-19 in the state as on date, 5,57,271 were tested negative for the virus.

There are 1,22,343 entrants from outside the state.