Meghalaya records 100 fresh COVID-19 cases, active cases rises to 363

Meghalaya records 100 fresh COVID-19 cases, active cases rises to 363

Shillong, Apr 14: Meghalaya recorded its highest single day spike in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with 100 people testing positive for the viral infection, taking the number of active cases up to 363.

Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the new cases included 59 in East Khasi Hills district, 29 in West Jaintia Hills district, six in Ri-Bhoi district, three in West Khasi Hills district and two in East Jaintia Hills district.

East Khasi Hills is the worst affected district with 270 active cases, West Jaintia Hills 56, Ri-Bhoi 21, East Jaintia Hills six, West Garo Hills five, West Khasi Hills four and South West Khasi Hills one.

He said five new recoveries from the viral infection were also recorded on Wednesday, which included two each in East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi and one in the West Garo Hills district.

As on date, Meghalaya has registered 14,485 COVID-19 cases, including 151 deaths, 363 active cases and 13,971 cases of recovery.

On the other hand, 22,701 health care workers in the State have received the first dose of the Covishield vaccine, 16,318 have received the second dose, while 33,638 frontline workers got the first shot of the vaccine and 21,572 got the second jab, even as 60,821 general public were inoculated with the first dose and 4,896 with the second dose against COVID-19.