Meghalaya recorded a total of 36 active COVID-19 cases
Meghalaya recorded a total of 36 active COVID-19 cases|Representational Image

Meghalaya witnesses spike of COVID-19 cases; state total rises to 80

Out of the eight cases detected on Monday, one is from West Garo Hills District,one from Ri Bhoi, six from East Khasi Hills District

Princess Giri Rashir

Princess Giri Rashir

Shillong: Meghalaya on Monday witnessed the highest spike of COVID-19 cases taking the total positive cases in the state to 80 (36 active, 43 recovered, 1 death).

Addressing the media, health minister AL Hek informed that eight positive cases were detected on Monday.

“Out of the 8 cases detected, 1 is from West Garo Hills District,1 from Ri Bhoi, 6 from East Khasi Hills District,” said Hek.

Of the six fresh cases in East Khasi Hills, five were of BSF and one from a wedding attendee at Greenwood.

So far 21,846 samples have bee sent for testing out of which 21,223 have tested negative.

A breakdown of the 36 active cases in Meghalaya:

18 from East Khasi Hills–17 BSF and one wedding attendee.

12 from Ri Bhoi - 7 male and 5 female

2 from South West Garo Hills- both male

1 from East Jaintia Hills

3 from West Garo Hills– 2 male 1 female

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