Meghalaya records one more COVID-19 death, 25 new cases

Meghalaya records one more COVID-19 death, 25 new cases

Shillong, Apr 8: COVID-19 claimed another life in Meghalaya on Thursday, taking the number of fatalities to 151, even as 25 new were detected, surging active cases to 131, while one more person has recovered from the infection, health authorities informed.

According to Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War, the 25 new COVID-19 cases, included three from among the armed/paramilitary forces and 17 from among the general public in East Khasi Hills district, two in East Jaintia Hills district and one each in Ri-Bhoi district, West Khasi Hills district and West Jaintia Hills district.

With 90 active COVID-19 cases, East Khasi Hills, that includes State capital Shillong is the most affected district, followed by West Garo Hills with 24 active cases, 11 in Ri-Bhoi, three in East Jaintia Hills, two in West Khasi Hils and one in West Khasi Hills as per the latest count.

Meanwhile, one person has recovered from the viral infection on Thursday, he informed.

Meghalaya has so far registered 14, 165 COVID-19 cases, including 151 deaths with 1.07 per cent case fatality rate and 13,883 recoveries, even as 63 persons were in institutional quarantine and 68 in home isolation, Dr. War informed.

On the other hand, 22, 531 healthcare workers had received the first dose of Covishield vaccine and 15, 639 had received the second dose, while 33,134 frontline workers got the first shot of the vaccine and 20,197 got the second dose as on Thursday.

Moreover, 42,724 persons from among the general public were vaccinated with the first dose and 2,525 were inoculated with the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 across the State.

The Director of Health Services (MI) informed that of the 4,14,890 persons tested for the virus, 4,00,725 have tested negative and 14165 are confirmed cases.

Dr. War informed that the case fatality rate is 1.07 percent.