From 2,018 positive cases, Meghalaya’s total COVID19 tally reached 3,000 cases on Sunday within 12 days.
The state’s tally was 2,018 as on August 25 and on Sunday, Meghalaya recorded a total of 3,005 cases after the detection of 88 new positive cases.
On Sunday, Meghalaya recorded one new COVID19 death while 29 other patients recovered from the viral infection.
The death toll from COVID19 rose to 16 with one more fatality while active cases jumped to 1,433.
Director of health services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that a 59-year-old Dinabandhu Roy from Shillong died of COVID19 at Nazareth Hospital on Sunday afternoon.
“The patient (Roy) was suffering from diabetes mellitus and myocardial infarction with COVID19,” War said.
With 29 COVID19 patients, who recovered on Sunday, the overall number of recoveries went up to 1,556.
With community transmission of COVID19 taking place where tracing the source of infection is not possible, the district magistrate of East Khasi Hills, Matsiewdor War Nongbri has asked persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years to stay at home except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes.
“Individual must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet or 2 metres in public places,” Nongbri specified in her order.
Of the 88 new cases, the senior medical official said, 35, including 15 personnel of Armed Forces/Para Military Forces, were reported from East Khasi Hills district, 39 that includes 12 personnel of Armed Forces/Para Military Forces from West Garo Hills district.
Four cases each have been reported from South Garo Hills district, three from East Jaintia Hills district, besides one case each has been reported from West Jaintia Hills, South Garo Hills and South West Garo Hills districts respectively.
Earlier, COVID19 cases took four months to reach the 1000-mark in Meghalaya since the first positive case was detected on April 13.
The first 1000-mark reached on August 7 when the state recorded a total of 1,003 cases.
However, between August 7 and August 25, the COVID19 cases reached another 1,000-mark, with the state reaching the tally of 2,018 cases on August 25.
Now from August 25 to September 6, the state recorded another 1000 cases taking the total to 3,005 cases.