SHILLONG: Meghalaya recorded 41 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the State's tally to 580, informed the State's Health department on Tuesday evening. Of the total 580 active cases, East Khasi Hills has recorded the majority of 489 cases (BSF: 243; armed forces: 32; and civilians: 204).
Director of Health Services, (MI), Dr. Aman Warr informed that East Khasi Hills recorded 36 of these new cases. Of them, six are from the armed forces, two from the CRPF, and the remaining 28 are civilians. While three cases have been reported from West Jaintia Hills; one each are from West Khasi Hills and West Garo Hills.
On the other hand, while Ri-Bhoi has 52 cases; East Jaintia Hills has 15, West Jaintia Hills has 13; West Garo Hills has 11; West Khasi Hills and South West Garo Hills have four cases each; East Garo Hills and North Garo Hills has registered one case each.
Altogether 194 patients have recovered till Tuesday evening. Total samples sent for testing till Tuesday afternoon are 35,021. While 33,492 tests are negative, results of 750 samples are being awaited.
Dr. Warr also informed that a 47-year-old woman patient who died in NEIGRIHMS on Tuesday afternoon was not due to COVID-19. "She had other ailments," the Director of Health Services informed. The patient is the wife of a BSF personnel.