Despite Lockdown, the surge in Covid-19 cases continued in Meghalaya with 12 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the fatality count due to 524.
Health Services Director, Aman War informed the new deaths include 11 from East Khasi Hills and 01 from West Jaintia Hills.
The active tally has mounted to 8,255 as 809 more people tested positive for the infection on Thursday.
The health services director said 597 patients recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,325 in the state, which has so far registered 33,104 confirmed cases.
Dr War said the new cases include 419 in East Khasi Hills, 109 West Jaintia Hills, 63 South West Garo Hills, 59 West Garo Hills, 50 West Khasi Hills, 46 Ri Bhoi, 26 East Garo Hills, 17 South West Khasi Hills, 11 East Jaintia Hills and 9 North Garo Hills.
He also informed that as many as 597 patients have also recovered from the viral infection during the past 24 hours.
Of these, 429 are from East Khasi Hills, 59 Ri Bhoi, 23 West Garo Hills, 21 East Jaintia Hills, 18 North Garo Hills, 18 West Jaintia Hills, 9 West Khasi Hills, 8 East Garo Hills, 7 South West Garo Hills and 5 South West Khasi Hills.
So far, the state has detected a total of 33,104 COVID-19 cases out of which 8,255 are active cases, 24,325 recovered and 524 deaths.
With 4,214 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 1,225 cases.
There are 656 cases in West Garo Hills, 619 West Jaintia Hills, 433 South West Garo Hills, 227 East Jaintia Hills, 209 South West Khasi Hills, 200 West Khasi Hills, 173 North Garo Hills, 152 East Garo Hills and 147 South Garo Hills.
On the other hand, of the 5,57,432 persons who have tested for COVID-19 in the state as on date, 5,24,328 were tested negative for the virus even as 1,286 persons are in institutional quarantine and 6,969 under home quarantine.
There are 1,20,180 entrants from outside the state.