Thirty-three new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Meghalaya taking active positive cases to 631 on Saturday.
DHS (MI), Dr Aman War said that the new positive cases include 26 from East Khasi Hills, three from Ri Bhoi, one each from West Garo Hills, East Jaiñtia Hills, West Jaiñtia Hills and West Khasi Hills districts.
Dr War said that out of 33 positive cases, 10 of them are armed forces, four BSF, and 19 others.
He also informed that seven patients have recovered from the infection which includes six BSF personnel and one civilian, taking the total recovery to 220.
There are 527 active cases only in East Khasi Hills district alone.
Meghalaya now has 856 COVID-19 cases which include 631 active cases, 220 persons who have recovered, and five persons have succumbed to the infection.