Rising trend in COVID-19 cases continues, 3 more succumb, 2,445 active cases remain.


 Total cases- 8,164
Active cases- 2,445
Died- 73

The number of cases of Covid-19 in the state continues to be on an increasing trend with 173 cases reported on Thursday. The total number of cases of Covid-19 in the State has reached 8,164 with 2,445 active cases. The state also recorded 3 more deaths in the last 24 hours ​taking the toll to 73.
The increase in the number of deaths has coincided with a big jump in the number of new infections being detected in Meghalaya over the past one month.

The deceased have been identified as Sagar Baruah (82) from Thana Road, Khyndai-Lad, Jubita Thabah (65) from Lumdorbar, Upper Lumparing and Basuk Thabah (42) from Lawsohtun Block-I, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said.

The state has also recorded 173 new cases and 64 new recoveries on Thursday.

The new cases include 124 from East Khasi Hills district, 26 West Garo Hills district, 5 East Garo Hills district, 5 Ri Bhoi district, 4 East Jaintia Hills district, 4 South Garo Hills district, 4 West Jaintia Hills district, 1 North Garo Hills district.

Out of the 64 recovered COVID-19 patients, Dr. War said, 41 are from East Khasi Hills, 13 West Garo Hills, 5 Ri Bhoi, 3 East Jaintia Hills, and 2 South West Khasi Hills.

He said 5,646 COVID-19 patients have been discharged as of date.

The state has detected a total of 8,164 COVID-19 out of which 2,445 are active cases, 5,646 recovered, and 73 deaths.

East Khasi Hills district tops the list of districts in positive cases with 1,689 infections, which include 37 Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces and 1,652 civilians, followed by Ri Bhoi 333 and West Garo Hills 187.

In the other districts, 79 cases in West Jaintia Hills, 41 in South Garo Hills, 29 in East Garo Hills, 25 in North Garo Hills, 23 in South West Garo Hills, 21 in South West Khasi Hills, 11 in East Jaintia Hills, and 7 in West Khasi Hills.​ EOM​​​