Total cases- 12,314
Active cases- 621
Seventy-seven more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday taking the total cases in the state to 12,314. The state also recorded yet another high single-day recovery of 120 COVID-19 patients, pushing the total recoveries to over 11,573.
Meanwhile, Congress Legislator from Ampati, Miani D Shira has tested positive for COVID-19.
Miani is the fifth legislator from Meghalaya tested positive for COVID 19. She is the daughter of former Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma.
The Congress MLA revealed the information in her tweet on 5th December.
“I had just returned from Delhi and got myself tested for COVID-19. Unfortunately, I’ve tested positive. I’m having a few mild symptoms but otherwise feeling fine. Hoping to recover soon!”
Earlier, Health Minister AL Hek, Power Minister James Sangma, Transport Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar and Phulbari legislator SG Esmatur Mominin had also tested positive for the virus and subsequently recovered.
Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War said the new cases include 63 from East Khasi Hills district, 04 West Garo Hills district, 06 West Jaintia Hills district, 03 in South West Garo Hils and 01 in West Khasi Hills.
Of the 120 persons who recovered from the viral infection, Dr War said 91 are from East Khasi Hills, 08 West Garo Hills, 08 Ri Bhoi, 03 South West Garo Hills, 01 in North Garo Hills and 09 West Jaintia Hills.
So far, the state has detected a total of 12,314 COVID-19 cases out of which 621 are active cases, 11,573 recovered and 120 deaths.
Dr War said the fatality rate due to COVID-19 is 0.97 percent.
Of the total active cases, East Khasi Hills has 373 positive cases, West Garo Hills 134, East Garo Hills 25, West Jaintia Hills 24, Ri Bhoi 20, South West Garo Hills 15, West Khasi Hills 10, North Garo Hills 06, East Jaintia Hills 08, South West Khasi Hills 04 and South Garo Hills0 2.
“Till date, swab samples of 2, 56,221 persons have been tested of which 2, 43,907 were found negative,” the senior medical official said.
There are 68,630 entrants from outside the state.