Active cases of Covid-19 in Ri-Bhoi rose by 50 percent in a single day after 53 infections were recorded at the North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA) today. However, one positive was that Meghalaya has now had 4,001 recoveries from the virus out of a total of 5,802 cases.
A total of 164 new infections were reported in the state today, with 26 recoveries. The number of active cases now stands at 1,750.
Fifty-three of Ri-Bhoi’s 56 new infections were from NEPA and the district now has 154 active cases.
East Khasi Hills recorded 86 new infections (four armed forces/paramilitaries, 82 civilians), while one case in the district migrated to Assam.
West Garo Hills (13), West Jaiñtia Hills (four), East Jaiñtia Hills (three), South Garo Hills (one) and South West Khasi Hills (one) were the other districts to report new infections.
There were 49 new infections among health workers in East Khasi Hills, with 21 high-risk contacts and one returnee testing positive, along with four in the Jail Road cluster, four in Lawsohtun, two in Ïewduh and one in Rilbong.
Of the 26 new recoveries, East Khasi Hills recorded 17, Ri-Bhoi five (two jawans, three civilians), West Garo Hills three and West Jaiñtia Hills one.
The state has had a total of 51 fatalities from the disease, out of which 47 are from East Khasi Hills, two were recorded in West Garo Hills, while South West Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills recorded one death each. The fatality rate currently stands at 0.88 percent, with the recovery rate at 69 per cent.
The total number of people tested until today afternoon was 1, 53,177, out of which 1, 47,375 were negative.
The number of entrants into the state since coronavirus restrictions were put in place stands at 43,110.