Meghalaya’s total number of Covid-19 infections crossed 5,000 today, with the number of recoveries also breaching 3,000.
There have been a total of 5,078 Covid cases in the state since the first recorded infection back in April. Of these 3,058 have recovered, while there have been 43 fatalities. The number of active cases stands at 1,977.
Today’s fatality was that of Rishikesh Subba (74), of Upper Mawprem, who was admitted to NEIGRIHMS on September 13 and died today morning of Type 1 respiratory failure with septic shock and Covid-19 pneumonia.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya recorded 124 new coronavirus infections with 199 recoveries today.
Out of the 124 new cases, East Khasi Hills recorded 100 (eight armed/paramilitary forces, 92 civilians), Ri-Bhoi seven, North Garo Hills seven, West Garo Hills five, West Khasi Hills two, South West Garo Hills one, South West Khasi Hills one and East Garo Hills one. The health authorities also informed that seven cases in West Garo Hills migrated to Assam.
In East Khasi Hills 49 new infections were among high-risk contacts, 11 were in Mawlai Phudmuri, seven in the IGP Point cluster, six in Mawprem, three in Laban, three in Oakland Road, three in Rilbong, two in Bivar Road, two in Umlyngka and one each in Barapathar, Anjalee, Mawpat, Police Bazaar and Pynthorumkhrah.
In North Garo Hills six high-risk contacts and one returnee tested positive, while in Ri-Bhoi one health worker, one returnee and five high-risk contacts tested positive. Two high-risk contacts and two returnees were found positive in West Garo Hills, while Covid-19 was detected in one health worker and one high-risk case in West Khasi Hills.
Out of the 199 recoveries East Khasi Hills registered 176 (41 jawans, 135 civilians), West Garo Hills eight (two jawans, six civilians), West Khasi Hills six, Ri-Bhoi five (one jawan, four civilians), West Jaiñtia Hills two and South West Khasi Hills two.
Meanwhile, the number of samples sent for testing until Thursday afternoon was 1, 38,942, out of which 1,33,864 tested negative and the number of people who have entered Meghalaya since coronavirus restrictions came into force stands at 40,199.