Meghalaya reports 208 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

Meghalaya on April 25 reported the highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases with 208 fresh cases pushing the number of active cases up to 1,388 in the state.

Director Health Services (MI), Aman War said two more patients died in Civil Hospital, Shillong and Bethany Hospital, Shillong due to COVID-19 and related complications.

War said that 62 patients have also recovered from the viral disease taking the number of recovered patients to 14,446 in the state on April 25.

Meanwhile, most of the tourist destinations in and around state capital Shillong were shut down due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases. Entry of tourists from outside into the state has been halted since April 23, with cases of COVID-19 infection mounting in other parts of the country as well as in Meghalaya.

District authorities have intensified their efforts to enhance vaccination campaign against viral infection throughout the state.

The streets of the capital city were deserted on April 25 as most of the vehicles were off the roads and very few people ventured out.

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