Meghalaya recorded 128 new Covid-19 cases today and 88 recoveries. There were no new fatalities reported.
With this, the number of active cases in the state went up to 2,411. There have been a total of 7,165 Covid infections, 4,694 recoveries and 60 fatalities.
However, in the first week of October, East Khasi Hills alone added 1,031 new infections, which represents over two-thirds (67 per cent) of all new infections in the state (1,527). The district has had a total of 4,723 cases, of which 1,693 are active, 2,975 have recovered, while there have been 55 fatalities.
Meanwhile, Ri-Bhoi has seen its caseload expand rapidly in the past week. At the end of September, the district had had a total of 436 infections. In one week, however, Ri-Bhoi added 245, which is a 56 per cent increase.
Of the new cases today, East Khasi Hills reported 72 (seven armed forces/paramilitaries, 65 civilians), Ri-Bhoi 33 (one jawan, 32 civilians), West Garo Hills 11 (one jawan, 10 civilians), East Garo Hills four, South Garo Hills three, West Jaiñtia Hills two, East Jaiñtia Hills two and North Garo Hills one.
Among East Khasi Hills civilians, 27 were high-risk contacts, four were health workers, one had influenza like illness (ILI), two were returnees, and two had severe acute respiratory infections, while 16 were identified in the Qualapatty cluster, nine in Lummawbah, and one each in Bishnupur, Mawlai Mawroh, Mawprem and Pynthorbah.
In Ri-Bhoi there were four among high-risk contacts and the Umbir (13), Umsawlum (eight) and Umiam (seven) clusters.
Of the 88 recoveries, East Khasi Hills recorded 69 (three jawans, 66 civilians), East Jaiñtia Hills seven, North Garo Hills five, West Garo Hills five and Ri-Bhoi two.
The total number of tests conducted in the state up to today afternoon was 1,64,879, out of which 1,57,709 were negative.