The COVID19 positive cases in Meghalaya crossed the 1,500-mark after 78 persons tested positive on Wednesday, taking the overall tally to 1,535.
Moreover, the number of persons who have recovered from the disease is 725 after 40 patients have recovered from the infections.
Director of health services (MI), Dr. Aman War said out of 78 new positive cases, 47 are in East Khasi Hill which includes 17 BSF, and 30 civilians.
The 30 civilians, who tested positive, include 18 from Jhalupara, six from Anjalee parking lot, and six from Upper Mawprem.
Two returnees from Assam also tested positive in East Jaiñtia Hills district.
West Garo Hills reported 27 new cases which include 18 BSF personnel, and 9 civilians including 3 who tested positive during the random testing at Tikrikilla, and six who tested positive during the random testing at Phulbari.
In North Garo Hills district, one person returned from Assam, and one person tested positive during random sample test.
Dr War said out of 40 patients, who have recovered on Wednesday, 21 civilians, one BSF, and one army jawan have recovered in East Khasi Hills district, and 8 civilians in Ri-Bhoi district, while 9 patients have recovered in West Garo Hills which include eight BSF personnel, and one civilian.
The total number of persons who have recovered is 725 so far while six patients have died.
So far, Meghalaya has conducted tests of 44,695 samples out of which, 42,700 samples have tested negative while the test results of 460 samples are awaited.
As many as 29,135 entrants from outside have entered Meghalaya till date.
While informing that active cases have increased to 804 in the state, Dr War said district-wise break-up of active cases include 470 cases in East Khasi Hills district – 96 BSF personnel, 298 civilians and 76 other armed forces personnel.
There are 207 active cases in West Garo Hills district, 95 in Ri Bhoi, 10 in North Garo Hills district, eight in East Jaiñtia Hills, four cases each in West Jaiñtia Hills and South West Garo Hills, two cases in South Garo Hills and three cases in West Khasi Hills and one case in South West Khasi Hills district.