M’laya records highest single-day spike of Covid positive cases, 16 deaths

Shillong, May 17: | Publish Date: 5/17/2021 1:26:25 PM IST


Meghalaya’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 336 on Monday after 16 people succumbed to the viral infection and 634 new cases of infection, the highest single-day spike so far,  surging the number of active cases to 4,915, while 237 more recoveries took the number of recovered cases to 18, 715, health officials said.
Meghalaya has registered 23, 966 confirmed COVID-19 cases till date. Of the fresh fatalities, Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said 15 were reported from East Khasi Hills district and one each in West Jaintia Hills district and East Jaintia Hills district. He said the new COVID-19 positive cases detected included 443 in East Khasi Hills district, 89 in Ri-Bhoi district, 41 in West Jaintia Hills district, 21 in North Garo Hills district, 15 in West Garo Hills district, 12 in East Jaintia Hills district, seven in South West Garo Hills district and three in West Khasi Hills district.
Dr War said 963 COVID-19 patients are currently admitted in institutional quarantine centres while 3,952 others are in home quarantine and isolation across the State.       
Of the 631 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals across the state,  71 are of A category, 175 of B Category and 293 of Category C, while 92 patients are of Category D who are in Intensive Care Units at the various hospitals across the State, With 2,799 active COVID-19 cases and 284 deaths, the East Khasi Hills district, which includes state capital Shillong, is the most worst-hit COVID-19 district in the State.   

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