Shillong: Meghalaya‘s COVID-19 tally rose to 37,149 on Thursday as 552 more people tested positive for the infection, while nine new fatalities pushed the death toll to 625, a senior health department official said.

Of the nine deaths, four were reported from East Khasi Hills district, two each from West Jaintia and West Garo Hills and one from South West Garo Hills, Health Services Director Aman War said.

Meghalaya now has 6,352 active COVID-19 cases, he said.

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At least 594 more people cured of the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 30,172.

The state has so far tested over 5.98 lakh samples for COVID-19, he said.

Altogether, 4.59 lakh people have been inoculated in the state with over 83,000 of them receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, War added.

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