Shillong, PTI More than forty people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, including 17 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, a Health Department official said on Wednesday. He said that Director of Health Services Aman War said seven COVID-19 cases have been reported in East Khasi Hills district and two in North Garo Hills district. He further stated that 17 BSF personnel are among the new patients.
The official said that nine more people have been cured of the disease and have been discharged from hospitals, taking the total number of people to recover to 694. The official said that six patients have died in the state so far. With this, the total number of active cases in the state has increased to 806 with the arrival of new cases. The official said the number of active COVID-19 cases in East Khasi Hills district is 492, the highest, followed by 189 cases in West Garo Hills and 95 in Ri-Bhoi. The East Garo Hills district is currently Corona virus free. A total of 43,870 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state so far.
During the last 24 hours in India, more than 64 thousand cases of Corona virus (COVID-19) have been reported and more than one thousand people have died. In the last two days, less than 60 thousand cases were reported in the country. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health, in the last 24 hours 64 thousand 531 cases of corona were reported in the country and 1092 people died. At the same time, the maximum 60,091 patients were cured and eight lakh one thousand 518 sample tests were done.
According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 27 lakh 67 thousand 274 cases have been reported so far in the country. Out of these six lakh 76 thousand 514 are active cases. At the same time, 20 lakh 37 thousand 871 patients have been cured and 52 thousand 889 people have died. The recovery rate is 73.64 percent and the death rate is 1.91 percent. So far, a total of three crore 17 lakh 42 thousand 782 sample tests have been done.