DHS Dr Aman Warr during a media briefing Credit: File Image

Shillong: As the COVID-19 cases and death continues to rise in Meghalaya, Director of Health Services, Dr Aman Warr on Saturday informed that the department has completed the survey to identify patients with comorbidities and senior citizens.

The recent deaths in the state were all patients with comorbidities and above 40 years age group. So far the total deaths in the state is 25 after a late COVID-19 related death was reported on Friday evening.

A 15-year-old boy resident of Mawpat, Shillong is the latest fatality recorded in the state.

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Meanwhile, the state recorded 168 new active COVID-19 cases. Out of these 168 — 7 was recorded from East Jaintia Hills District, 124 in East Khasi Hills, 14 in Ri-Bhoi, 4 in South West Khasi Hills, 17 in West Garo Hills 1 each in East Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills.

One hundred thirty-one fresh recovery cases were recorded for the day, taking the total recovered cases to 2,020.

Dr Warr also informed that random sampling was also carried out at Khyndailad (Police Bazar), 37 samples were collected, and out of this 5 tested positive for COVID-19.

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