Two NEIGRIHMS doctors tests positive for Covid

Two NEIGRIHMS doctors tests positive for Covid

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Shillong, Apr 7: The state on Wednesday recorded five more COVID-19 cases which included two doctors from North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), taking the tally of active cases in Meghalaya up to 108 on Wednesday, health officials said.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that Of the new five cases detected on Tuesday, Dr. War informed that three cases, including two doctors working in super speciality NEIGRIHMS hospital, were in East Khasi Hills district and two in Ri-Bhoi district, while only one patient have recovered from the viral infection as on Wednesday.

With 71 active COVID-19 cases, the East Khasi Hills, that includes State capital Shillong is the most affected district, followed by West Garo Hills with 25 active cases as per the latest count.

So far, Meghalaya has registered 14, 140 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 150 deaths with 1.06 per cent case fatality rate.

On the other hand, 22, 504 healthcare workers had received the first dose of Covishield vaccine and 15, 425  had received the second dose, while 33,021 frontline workers got the first shot of the vaccine and 19, 504  got the second dose as on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 37,917 persons from among the general public were vaccinated with the first dose and 1, 775 were inoculated with the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 across the State.

Moreover, the Director of Health Services informed that no cases of the new coronavirus strain were detected in Meghalaya till date.

“There have been no reports of people being infected with the new strain of COVID-19 in the State.  Most of the new cases detected in the State have been asymptomatic and reported among those people who have visited other states,” Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said.

“There is nothing to be panicky. People know about the virus now and the only thing is that they have to be sincere in following the protocols,” he said.

Dr. War informed that this is the “season of common cold” so people may test positive for common cold too.