Total cases- 10,791
Active cases- 734
The state has once again recorded high single-day recoveries of 283 COVID-19 patients while 85 new cases were detected on Tuesday.
The death toll due to COVID-19 in the state has increased to 102 after a 65-year-old woman succumbed to the viral infection in the West Garo Hills district on Tuesday.
Timish B Marak passed away at the Tura civil hospital today morning. The patient was tested positive for COVID-19 on being admitted on November 15, Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War said.
“The cause of death was due to COVID-19 pneumonia,” he said.
Those recovered from the viral infection include 172 from Ri Bhoi district, 64 East Khasi Hills district, 15 South Garo Hills district, 14 West Jaintia Hills district, 8 South West Garo Hills district, 4 West Garo Hills district, 3 East Jaintia Hills district, 2 East Garo Hills district and 1 West Khasi Hills district.
Of the 85 new cases, Dr. War said 46 are from East Khasi Hills, 18 West Garo Hills, 14 South West Garo Hills, 2 East Garo Hills, 2 Ri Bhoi, 2 South Garo Hills, and 1 East Jaintia Hills.
He said that 7 armed forces and paramilitary forces that include 6 from East Khasi Hills and 1 from South West Garo Hills, and 1 police personnel from South Garo Hills were also among those tested positive for the disease.
So far, the state has detected a total of 10,791 COVID-19 cases out of which 734 are active cases, 9,955 recovered, and 102 deaths.
Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 273 positive cases, Ri Bhoi 111, West Garo Hills 107, East Garo Hills 91, West Jaintia Hills 32, East Jaintia Hills 26, South Garo Hills 21, West Khasi Hills 29, South West Garo Hills 31, North Garo Hills 12 and South West Khasi Hills 1.
“Till date, swab samples of 2,23,084 persons have been tested of which 2,12,293 were found negative,” the senior medical official said.
There are 59,626 entrants from outside the state.