20 more COVID-19 cases reported in Meghalaya, tally 2,362

Shillong, August 31 (PTI): Twenty more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the state''s coronavirus tally to 2,362, a health department official said on Monday.

Of the new cases, 14 cases were reported from East Khasi Hills, 4 from East Jaintia Hills and one each from West Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi, Health Services director Aman War said.

During the past one day, 42 patients were cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 1,091, while 10 people have died of COVID-19.

Meghalaya currently has 1,261 active cases and one patient has migrated to Assam, he said.

East Khasi Hills district, of which state capital Shillong is a part, has the highest number of active cases at 898, followed by West Garo Hills district at 137 and Ri-Bhoi district at 56, War said.

Till Sunday, over 84,000 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state. PTI JOP MM MM