Meghalaya records one more COVID-19 death, toll rises to 149

Meghalaya sees nine new COVID-19 cases

Shillong, Mar 20: Meghalaya recorded one more COVID-19 related death taking the fatality count to 149.

Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said a 38-year-old man Debaris Lyngdoh of Ri-Bhoi district, was admitted in Woodland Hospital on Thursday and tested positive for COVID-19.

He however succumbed to the viral infection on Saturday.

On Saturday four fresh cases were recorded, while six more recovered from the virus.

The state now has 28 active cases and the number of recoveries stands at 13,835 as on Saturday.

Dr. War said that the four new COVID-19 cases as well as the six recoveries were detected in East Khasi Hills district.

East Khasi Hills, including Shillong is the most affected district in the State with 20 active cases and 123 deaths due to the viral disease.

Ri-Bhoi district has seven active cases and West Garo Hills district one.

Meghalaya has registered 14,012 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 149 deaths and 13,835 recoveries.

Of the 3,90,640 persons tested for COVID-19 till Saturday, 3,76,628 persons were tested negative for the virus, even as nine persons were in institutional quarantine and 19 persons were in home isolation, the State, which had two containment zone.

On the other hand, 20,805 health care workers received the first dose of the Covishield vaccine and 12,297 health care workers received the second dose, while 29,563 front-line workers were inoculated with the first dose of the vaccine and 6880 frontline workers with second dose as on Wednesday.

Moreover, 16,443 general public based on eligible age groups have received their first dose of the anti-COVID vaccine so far.

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