Two more persons have died due to COVID-19 on Thursday taking the death toll in the state to 53.While 164 new positive cases for the viral infection during the past 24 hours were recorded, taking the number of active cases up to 1,750 as on date. Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that 4,001 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered and is discharged as on date.
Today, in East Khasi Hills district 86 persons were tested positive while 56 tested positive from Ri Bhoi district, 13 from West Garo Hills district, 4 from West Jaintia Hills district, 3 from East Jaintia Hills district, 1 each from South Garo Hills district and South West Khasi Hills district. However,26 patients were recovered today, Dr. War said, “17are from East Khasi Hills, 5 from Ri Bhoi, 3 from West Garo Hills and 1 from West Jaintia Hills. ”So far, the state has detected a total of 5,804 COVID-19.If we see the tally, we find East Khasi Hills district tops the list of districts in positive cases with 1,118 infections, followed by East Jaintia Hills 216, West Garo Hills 173,and Ri Bhoi 154. In the other districts, 24 cases are in North Garo Hills, 22 in South West Garo hills, 15 in West Jaintia Hills, 11 in East Garo Hills, 9 in West Khasi Hills,5 in South West Khasi Hills and 3 in South Garo Hills.