The number of people who recovered from Covid-19 today was three times as great as the number of new cases, with 179 recoveries in Meghalaya compared to 58 new infections.
Two new fatalities were also recorded, however.
The first was of Abdul Hassim (60), of Jhalupara, who was declared brought dead at Nazareth Hospital. The other was Sudip Karmakar (41), of Laban Hari Sabha, who was also brought dead to Woodland Hospital. Both the deceased persons were tested positive for Covid-19. Their death takes the overall tally to 40 in Meghalaya.
In his daily press briefing, Director of Health Services, Dr Aman War said that the state now has a total of 2,047 active cases with the detection of 58 new positive cases, which included 45 in East Khasi Hills, five in Ri-Bhoi, four in East Jaiñtia Hills, two in East Garo Hills and one new case each in South West Garo Hills and West Jaiñtia Hills.
War informed that 179 people recovered from the virus, which included 141 in East Khasi Hills, 22 in West Garo Hills, eight in Ri-Bhoi, three in East Jaiñtia Hills, two each in South Garo Hills and West Jaiñtia Hills, and one in East Garo Hills, taking the total recoveries to 2,706.
Giving a break-up of 58 new positive cases, the DHS said that the 45 cases in East Khasi Hills included 15 high-risk contacts, 12 from Golf Links, one in Keating Road, four in Laban, three in Mawprem, one in Nongmensong, one in Khyndailad, six in Pynthorbah, one in Rilbong and one in Barapathar, besides one high-risk contact in East Garo Hills, five high-risk contacts in Ri-Bhoi, one high-risk contact in West Jaiñtia Hills, four returnees in East Jaiñtia Hills and one armed forces personnel in South West Garo Hills.
District-wise, there have been 109 cases in East Garo Hills (six active, 103 recovered), 328 in East Jaiñtia Hills (274 active, 54 recovered), 3,133 in East Khasi Hills (1,471 active, 1,607 recovered), 32 in North Garo Hills (four active, 28 recovered), 368 in Ri-Bhoi (136 active, 232 recovered), 37 in South Garo Hills (six active, 31 recovered), 37 in South West Garo Hills (15 active, 22 recovered), eight in South West Khasi Hills (six active, two recovered), 653 in West Garo Hills (107 active, 554 recovered), 42 in West Jaiñtia Hills (nine active, 33 recovered) and 64 in West Khasi Hills (13 active, 50 recovered).
There have also been 35 deaths in East Khasi Hills, two in West Garo Hills and one in West Khasi Hills.