Meghalaya reports 34 new COVID-19 cases, 24 recoveries


Total cases- 13,592
Active cases- 163
Recovered- 13,286
Died- 143

The state on Saturday registers 34 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total caseload to 13,592 even as 24 recovered from this viral infection.
A day after the second dry run for the COVID-19 vaccination programme was countrywide held, with the trial runs being conducted in all the 11 districts of Meghalaya, the number of active cases in the state rises to 163.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said the new cases included 19 in East Khasi Hills district, 14 in West Jaintia Hills district and 1 in North Garo Hills district.
He also informed that those who tested positive also include three health workers, two armed force/paramilitary force personnel and 1 police personnel.
He informed that twenty-four patients who recovered from the viral infection include 22 from East Khasi Hills, 1 West Garo Hills and 1 West Jaintia Hills.
So far, the state has detected a total of 13,592 COVID-19 cases out of which 163 are active cases, 13,286 recovered and 143 deaths.
East Khasi Hills has 122 active cases, West Jaintia Hills 23, West Garo Hills 6, North Garo Hills 4, West Khasi Hills 3, Ri Bhoi 3 and East Jaintia Hills 1.
On the other hand, of the 3,06,472 persons who have tested for COVID-19 in the state as on date, 2,92,880 were tested negative for the virus even as 43 persons are in institutional quarantine and 110 under home quarantine.
There are 81,083 entrants from outside the state.