The Garo Hills region saw its 1,000 recovery from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, with the five western districts of Meghalaya now totaling 1,016 recoveries from the disease.
The recovery rate in Garo Hills is now over 79 percent, well above that of the state as a whole (69 percent) and Khasi-Jaiñtia Hills, including Ri-Bhoi (68 percent).
Tuesday also saw only 67 new infections of the coronavirus reported in the state, the lowest figure since September 28. Today’s recoveries stood at 133.
Of the new cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 45 (eight armed forces/paramilitaries, 37 civilians), West Garo Hills 10, Ri-Bhoi five, North Garo Hills two, South Garo Hills two, East Jaiñtia Hills one, South West Garo Hills one and West Jaiñtia Hills one.
There were 22 new infections among high-risk contacts in East Khasi Hills, as well as two influenza like illnesses (ILIs), one severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) and 12 cases in various clusters – Madanrting (seven), Nongmynsong (one), Khyndailad (two) and Qualapatty (two).
In West Garo Hills eight newly-infected individuals were police personnel, while there were two health workers who tested positive in South Garo Hills.
Of the 133 recoveries, 95 were in East Khasi Hills, 19 in West Garo Hills, 11 in East Jaiñtia Hills, three in Ri-Bhoi, two in East Garo Hills, two in South West Garo Hills and one in West Jaiñtia Hills.