Shillong: Meghalaya witnessed zero participation of locals in the COVID-19 random sampling test carried out at Khlieh Iewduh in Shillong on Wednesday, while other areas saw maximum turnout.
The random testing is being carried out in various localities of Shillong.
According to director of health services Dr Aman Warr, the number of random tests carried out at Motphran was 23, all of which tested negative for COVID-19.
The total random test carried out at Khyndailad/Police Bazar was 87; of this, two tested positive for COVID-19. At Anjalee, 19 samples were tested, of which three were found to be infected with the novel coronavirus.
Dr Warr said that at Khlieh Iewduh, no tests were carried since none of the people came forward. He said that it may be due to fear that the people were hesitant in coming forward.
Meanwhile, 49 new active COVID-19 cases were recorded in the day, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 1,168. The 42 new cases were recorded from the following districts:
East Khasi Hills: 32 (Armed Forces/Pramilitary Forces: 2, Others: 30)
East Garo Hills: 9
West Garo Hills: 7 (Armed Forces: 6, Others: 1)
Another 42 patients were also discharged, taking the total number of recovery cases in the state to 874. The recovered cases recorded in the day were from the following districts:
East Khasi Hills: 7
South West Garo Hills: 3
West Garo Hills: 32 (27 Armed forces/paramilitary forces personnel, 5 others)