by NEWSNER , 2021-04-02 11:11:52
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya has gone up rapidly within the past few days with two more positive cases detected on April 1, a health department official said.
Director Health Services (MI), Aman War, informed that Meghalaya now has 50 active cases of COVID-19 albeit the vaccination drive has been administered smoothly within the Northeast state.
War informed that the 2 fresh COVID-19 cases were both detected within the East Khasi Hills district. one among the cases was detected by a tourist while the opposite was an armed/paramilitary trooper.
“One person also recovered from the viral disease within the East Khasi Hills on April 1,” he further informed.
The East Khasi Hills district, which incorporates Meghalaya capital Shillong and therefore the West Garo Hills district, including Tura has 22 active COVID-19 cases each, the very best within the state. Ri-Bhoi district has six active cases, whilst the remaining eight districts out of the entire 11 within the state are free from COVID-19 infection, for now, War informed.
So far, Meghalaya has registered 14,067 confirmed Novel Coronavirus cases, including 150 deaths with a 1.07% case death rate besides 13,867 recoveries from the virus infection.
The senior medical official informed that 22,346 health care workers received the primary dose of the Covishield vaccine and 14,972 received the second dose. Among the frontline workers, 32,476 received the primary dose and 17,761 received the second dose, whilst 27,761 from among the overall public were inoculated with the primary dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 across the state as of date.