Meghalaya has reported 9 more Covid19 deaths and 497 new positive cases in the last 24 hours.

According to the latest Covid19 bulletin, released by the National Health Mission (NHM), Meghalaya, with the new new cases detected on Saturday, the state’s positive tally increased to 38,230.

After the demise of 9 more Covid19 patients, the Covid19 death toll in Meghalaya increased to 652 on Saturday.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 801 patients, who were earlier infected by Covid19, recovered from the disease in Meghalaya.

So far, a total of 31,781 people have recovered from the disease in Meghalaya.

Meghalaya currently has 5,797 active Covid19 cases.

On Thursday, Meghalaya reported 18 Covid19 deaths and 584 new positive cases.

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma in a tweet on on Friday night regarding the Covid19 status in the state said the number of cases in East Khasi Hills have come down significantly.

He said the positivity rate, which has remained in double digits, “is a matter of concern”.

“Though the number of cases in zones like East Khasi Hills have come down significantly & there is a marginal decline in the positivity rate, the positivity rate remains in double digits which is a matter of concern,” Conrad Sangma tweeted on Thursday night.

The chief minister also said the DCs and SDOs have been authorised to permit limited non-essential economic activities on need basis in the urban & rural areas keeping in view of the Covid19 situation in the state.

“DCs/SDOs are authorised to permit limited non-essential economic activities on need basis in Urban & Rural Areas,” he wrote on his Twitter handle.

“In rural areas, permission of such activities by DCs may be considered on recommendation of the BDOs where the prevalence of active cases is Nil or very low,” he tweeted.

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