582 active Covid cases in Meghalaya

State’s recovery percentage touches 36%

Staff Reporter

SHILLONG, Aug 04: After 15 more people tested positive for Covid-19 today, the state’s Covid tally now stands at 917, even as the recovery rate has improved to 36%.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that the 15 new cases include 9 in East Khasi Hills – of which 2 are returnees, 2 are high risk contacts of positive cases, 1 severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) case, 2 armed forces (AF) and 2 Border Security Force (BSF) troopers. In West Garo Hills, 5 cases were reported, which include 3 returnees and 2 high risk contacts and a returnee in the district of Ri Bhoi.

“With this, the state now has a total of 582 active cases,” Dr. War said.

He also informed that a total of 66 patients have recovered from the infection, taking the total recoveries in the state to 330. “The recovery rate as of now is at 36%,” he added.

Of the 66 recovered cases, 54 are in Shillong the district headquarters of East Khasi Hills, which include 39 BSF troopers, 14 civilians and 1 AF, 7 in West Khasi Hills of which 6 are civilians and 1 AF, 4 in South West Garo Hills and 1 in Ri Bhoi.

Shillong has the highest number of active cases at 473 of which 224 are civilians, 189 BSF troopers, and 60 AF personnel.

There are 55 cases in Ri Bhoi, 17 in East Jaintia Hills, 16 in West Jaintia Hills, 14 in West Garo Hills 5 in West Khasi Hills and 2 in South Garo Hills.

As of today, a total of 38,977 samples were sent for testing of which 37,584 are found to be negative, while test results of 476 are awaited. There are 25,218 new entrants from outside into the state.

The state has so far registered a total of 917 positive cases including five deceased.