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COVID shows no signs of slowing in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, MAY 16: | Publish Date: 5/16/2021 1:57:47 PM IST

 Correspondent

 Meghalaya is yet to see signs of flattening the curve of COVID-19 infection with 569 fresh cases of infection surged the active caseload to 4, 534 and 19 more COVID-19 related deaths took the fatality count to 320 on Sunday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 23, 332 since the onset of the pandemic in April last year. With the COVID-19 cases showing an upward trend over the past weeks, the government has imposed lock-down in East Khasi Hills and strict containment measures in other remaining 11 districts of the State.

Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said the new COVID-19 related deaths registered included 16 in East Khasi Hills district and one each in West Khasi Hills district, South West Khasi Hills district and West Garo Hills district.

While 274 new COVID-19 cases were detected in East Khasi Hills district, 117 were detected in Ri- Bhoi district, 43 in West Jaintia Hills district, 34 in West Garo Hills district, 33 in West Khasi Hills district, 31 in South West Garo Hills district, 19 in East Jaintia Hills district, eight in South Garo Hills district, seven in South West Khasi Hills district and three cases in East Garo Hills district, the official said.

 

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