The number of COVID-19 positive patients continues to increase in Meghalaya with 63 more persons testing positive, even as 60 patients have recovered from the viral infection as on August 16 morning.
Of the 63 fresh cases, 39 were Border Security Force (BSF) troopers who were detected positive from West Garo Hills district, Director of Health Services (MI), Aman War said.
“Sixty patients have recovered from COVID-19 as on August 16 morning which include 52 civilians, three Armed Forces and one BSF in East Khasi Hills district, three civilians in Ri-Bhoi and one civilian in West Jaintia Hills district,” War said.
With these latest detection, the overall COVID-19 positive cases in the state has climbed up to 1354, which include 693 active cases, 655 recoveries and six deaths.
East Khasi Hills district, the worst-affected by Novel Coronavirus alone accounts 388 cases, including 233 civilians, 86 BSF troopers, 69 Army and Assam Rifles.
West Garo Hills district, which is the western part of Meghalaya, recorded183 cases, while Ri-Bhoi district has 95 COVID-19 patients so far.
In other districts, North Garo Hills has eight cases, followed by East and West Jaintia Hills with five cases each, besides three cases each in West Khasi Hills and South West Garo Hills.
South Garo Hills district bordering Bangladesh has two cases, while South West Khasi Hills has one case.