Meghalaya records 577 new COVID-19 cases, six fatalities

Published: July 2,2021 09:17 AM

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Meghalaya has continued to record a large number of Covid-19 cases each day

July 2, 2021: Meghalaya has continued to record a large number of Covid-19 cases each day.

The officials from the Health Department said that the cases are not going down as the department has ramped up testing, covering the state’s nook and corner.

The state on Thursday recorded 577 new cases – 260 of them reported from East Khasi Hills, 157 from Ri Bhoi, 34 from West Garo Hills, 27 from West Khasi Hills, 24 from East Jaintia Hills, 21 from West Jaintia Hills, 16 from North Garo Hills, 14 from South West Khasi Hills, 12 from East Garo Hills and six each from South Garo Hills and South West Garo Hills.

The death toll stands at 844 with six new fatalities.

 Altogether 250 people recovered on the day. They include 71 in Ri Bhoi, 70 in East Khasi Hills, 45 in West Jaintia Hills, 16 in West Garo Hills, 12 in East Garo Hills, 11 in North Garo Hills, eight in South West Khasi Hills, seven in West Khasi Hills, six in South West Khasi Hills, three in South Garo Hills and one in East Jaintia Hills.

The state now has 4,537 active cases, including 1,442 in East Khasi Hills.

 The Meghalaya government has conducted over seven lakh tests till now.

The department is also taking the help of BDOs, ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers and Community COVID Management Team (CCMT) to ensure that people come forward to get tested and vaccinated.