Meghalaya records high single day spike of 262 COVID 19 cases


The state on Saturday recorded yet another highest-single day spike of 262 COVID-19 cases, taking the active case count to 1,659.

Meanwhile, three more persons have died due to COVID-19, taking the death toll in the state to 174.

The good news is that 192 have recovered from the infection, pushing the number of recoveries to 15,275

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War informed of the 262 cases, 161 in East Khasi Hills district, 38 Ri Bhoi district, 16 West Garo Hills district, 12 West Jaintia Hills district, 9 East Garo Hills district, 8 West Khasi Hills district, 8 East Jaintia Hills district, 5 South West Khasi Hills district, 4 South Garo Hills district and 1 South West Garo Hills district.

Out of the 192 recovered COVID-19 patients, 135 are from East Khasi Hills, 28 West Jaintia Hills, 16 Ri Bhoi, 5 East Jaintia Hills, 4 West Garo Hills, and 4 West Khasi Hills.

So far, the state has detected a total of 17,108 COVID-19 cases out of which 1,659 are active cases, 15,275 recovered and 174 deaths.

East Khasi Hills district tops the list of districts in positive cases with 1,095 active COVID-19 cases, followed by Ri Bhoi with 186 cases, 85 in West Jaintia Hills, 83 East Jaintia Hills, 83 West Garo Hills, 44 West Khasi Hills, 22 South West Khasi Hills, 29 East Garo Hills, 15 South Garo Hills, 6 South West Garo Hills and 11 in North Garo Hills.

There are 1,14,561 entrants from outside the state.