COVID 19 update


Total cases- 13,506
Recovered- 13,216

The rise in the recovery rate is cause for cheer, but it gives no room for complacency.

Although the COVID 19 fatality in the state stands at 1.04 %, Meghalaya reported two new cases of death due to COVID 19 during the last 24 hours pushing the death toll in the state to 141 while 25 new COVID 19 positive cases were detected during the period in the state. The number of active cases in the state as of date is 149.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said two more COVID-19 related deaths were reported today from East Khasi Hills district.

Komal Das (59) from Rilbong and Pandavkuri (49) passed away at the Shillong civil hospital on January 3.

“Das was diagnosed of COVID-19 pneumonia with hypertension with nephropathy while Pandavkuri died due to type 2 diabetes mellitus with pulmonary TB with post-COVID-19 pneumonia with sepsis,” Dr War said.

Of the 25 new cases, he said 24 are from East Khasi Hills district and 1 from South Garo Hills district.

Dr War also informed that 12 more patients have recovered from the viral infection of which 5 are from East Khasi Hills, 1 Ri Bhoi and 6 West Garo Hills.

So far, the state has detected a total of 13,506 COVID-19 cases out of which 149 are active cases, 13,216 recovered and 141 deaths.

East Khasi Hills has 115 active cases, Ri Bhoi 12, West Garo Hills 9, West Jaintia Hills 3, West Khasi Hills 3, South West Garo Hills 2, East Garo Hills 1, South Garo Hills 1, North Garo Hills 1.

“Till date, swab samples of 2,90,360 persons have been tested of which 2,76,973 were found negative,” the senior medical official said.

There are 77,272 entrants from outside the state.