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Meghalaya recorded six COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, mounting the number of fatalities to 1,509 even as 288 persons have tested positive for the viral infection, taking the total active cases to 2,415.

Director of health services (MI) Aman War on January 27 said that three deaths due to COVID-19 complications were reported from East Khasi Hills, two from Eastern West Khasi Hills and one from South West Khasi Hills.

War also informed of the 288 new cases – 197 were detected in East Khasi Hills followed by 38 in West Garo Hills.

He said that 361 persons have recovered from the viral infection of which 262 are from East Khasi Hills and 69 from West Garo Hills.

So far, the state has detected a total of 89,841 COVID-19 cases out of which 2,415 are active cases, 85,917 recovered and 1,509 deaths.

East Khasi Hills has the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 1,466 followed by West Garo Hills at 422.

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