Meghalaya saw its smallest one day increase in new infections of Covid-19 since August 31 with 28 new cases reported by health authorities today.
In addition, 110 recoveries were recorded. There have been a total of 6,392 recoveries from the disease in the state and there are 2,069 active cases.
Director of Health Services Dr Aman War was cautious in his optimism, saying that the Health Department will adopt a wait and watch approach to see whether the number of new infections continues to remain low.
New reported cases typically decrease on Mondays as these are the results of tests carried out over the weekend. In addition, this was the first weekend since Meghalaya started charging certain categories of people for Covid-19 tests, which may suppress testing numbers.
Of the 28 new cases 11 were in East Khasi Hills (one armed forces/paramilitaries, 10 civilians), six in West Jaiñtia Hills, five in Ri-Bhoi (one armed forces/paramilitaries, four civilians), five in West Garo Hills and one in East Jaiñtia Hills.
Of the 110 recoveries, 72 were in East Khasi Hills, 23 in Ri-Bhoi, 13 in West Garo Hills, one in West Jaiñtia Hills and one in South West Garo Hills.
There have now been a total of 8,536 cases of Covid-19 in the state, 2,893 of which have come this month. Of this month’s total, 2,512 were in Khasi-Jaiñtia Hills (including Ri-Bhoi), which is an increase of 55 percent on the figures on September 30, while cases in Garo Hills have gone up by 381 (36 percent increase).