293 healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 in Meghalaya

No fresh COVID-19 cases detected in Meghalaya on Monday

Shillong, Jan 22: At the end of the fourth day of “Covishield” vaccination against COVID-19 in Meghalaya, around 293 healthcare workers were vaccinated which was 77 percent of the target for the day, a senior health official said on Friday.

Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare, P. Sampath Kumar said there were five session sites across four districts of the State which included South West Garo Hills and South West Khasi Hills.

“The vaccination drive will continue on Saturday,” he added.

On the other hand, two new COVID-19 cases were registered in the State on Friday, all in the East Khasi Hills district, taking the active case count to 128.

The East Khasi Hills, which includes Shillong is the most affected district in the State with 98 active cases and 120 deaths due the disease.

“Three persons, including one each in East Khasi Hills district, Ri-Bhoi district and West Khasi Hills district recovered from the viral disease, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far up to 13449,” Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said.

Meghalaya has so far registered 13,723 COVID-19 cases, including 146 deaths with the case fatality rate at 1.08 per cent.

Of the 3,24,588 persons tested for COVID-19, 3,10,865 were tested negative for the virus in the State even as 48 persons were in institutional quarantine and 78 persons in home isolation, War said.

As of Friday afternoon, 85,495 persons had returned to the State from outside since the onset of the pandemic.