Shillong, Aug 20: Meghalaya recorded its highest spike of 126 cases of COVID-19 today taking the tally of active cases to 925.
Health Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek said 106 cases, which include 41 armed forces personnel, 39 random sampling tests conducted at Khlieh-Iew (11), Motphran (10), Anjalee (13) and Khyndailad (5), 16 BSF troopers, 5 staffs of Ganesh Das Hospital, 3 CRPF personnel, 1 central government health worker and an OPD patient at Reid Chest TB Hospital, were detected from East Khasi Hills district.
He said the positive cases detected include 10 BSF troopers and 2 random sampling from Tikrikilla in West Garo Hills, while 6 returnees and a high risk contact from Ri Bhoi, a health worker at Maternal and Child Hospital at Jowai in West Jaintia Hills and a returnee in East Garo Hills.
Hek also informed that 5 patients have recovered from the viral infection today, taking the total recoveries in the State to 730.
East Khasi Hills is the worst affected district with over 571 cases – 356 civilians, 117 armed forces personnel and 108 BSF troopers, followed by West Garo Hills with 219 cases and 101 in Ri Bhoi.
North Garo Hills has 10 cases, 8 in East Jaintia Hills, 5 in West Jaintia Hills, 4 in South West Garo Hills, 3 in West Khasi Hills, 2 in South Garo Hills and 1 each in South West Khasi Hills and East Garo Hills.
The State has so far recorded a total of 1,661 positive COVID-19 cases which include 925 active and six deaths.
As of today, a total of 45,151 samples have been sent for testing of which 43,020 were found to be negative while the test results of 470 are awaited and a total of 29,471 entrants from outside till date.
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