Meghalaya records 418 new COVID 19 cases; 18 more died

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Despite Lockdown the situation does not seems to be under control, Meghalaya on Sunday recorded 18 Coronavirus-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities on a single day, since the onset of the pandemic in the state last year.

The death of 18 persons has pushed the death toll due to COVID-19 to 228 in the state.

Meanwhile, the caseload of COVID19 positive infection continues to increase in Meghalaya especially in East Khasi Hills (EKH) district.

“Stay at home if not necessary don’t come out from your home , the more you stay a home the safest place is your home , if you don’t come out don’t mix with people the chances of getting infection does not arise,” Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War said while reacting on high fatalities in the state recently.

The state has registered highest single-day spike of 418 more new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushing the number of active cases to 2,899.

The Health Department official further said the new cases include 275 in East Khasi Hills district, 57 West Garo Hills, 26 East Jaintia Hills, 20 West Jaintia Hills, 11 Ri Bhoi, 9 East Garo Hills, 6 South Garo Hills, 5 North Garo Hills, 5 West Khasi Hills and 4 South West Garo Hills, Talking about the grim situation in the state, Dr. War said, “….It is the responsibility of each and every citizen to make self imposition so that we contain the spread.”

He informed that of 179 patients who have recovered from the viral infection, 123 are from East Khasi Hills, 23 West Jaintia Hills, 10 Ri Bhoi, 8 East Jaintia Hills, 6 West Garo Hills, 4 South Garo Hills and 3 South West Khasi Hills.

So far, the state has detected a total of 19,720 COVID-19 cases out of which 2,899 are active cases, 16,593 recovered and 228 deaths.

With 1,723 active COVID-19 cases, East Khasi Hills, that includes state capital Shillong is the worst affected district in the state, followed by Ri Bhoi with 353 cases, 234 West Garo Hills, 120 West Khasi Hills, 118 East Jaintia Hills, 113 in West Jaintia Hills, 78 South West Garo Hills, 53 East Garo Hills, 36 North Garo Hills, 50 South Garo Hills and 21 South West Khasi Hills.

On the other hand, of the 4,86,058 persons who have tested for COVID-19 in the state as on date, 4,66,338 were tested negative for the virus even as 634 persons are in institutional quarantine and 2,265 under home quarantine.

There are 1,16,750 entrants from outside the state.