Active COVID-19 cases reach 50 in Meghalaya

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya has gone up rapidly in the past few days with two more positive cases detected on April 1, a health department official said.

Director Health Services (MI), Aman War, informed that Meghalaya now has 50 active cases of COVID-19 even though the vaccination drive has been carried out smoothly in the Northeast state.

War informed that the two fresh COVID-19 cases were both detected in the East Khasi Hills district. One of the cases was detected from a tourist while the other was an armed/paramilitary trooper.

“One person also recovered from the viral disease in the East Khasi Hills on April 1,” he further informed.

The East Khasi Hills district, which includes Meghalaya capital Shillong and the West Garo Hills district, including Tura have 22 active COVID-19 cases each, the highest in the state. Ri-Bhoi district has six active cases, even as the remaining eight districts out of the total 11 in the state are free from COVID-19 infection for now, War informed.

So far, Meghalaya has registered 14,067 confirmed Novel Coronavirus cases, including 150 deaths with 1.07% case fatality rate besides 13,867 recoveries from the viral infection.

The senior medical official informed that 22,346 health care workers received the first dose of the Covishield vaccine and 14,972 received the second dose. Among the frontline workers, 32,476 received the first dose and 17,761 received the second dose, even as 27,761 from among the general public were inoculated with the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 across the state as on date.

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