21 fresh cases take Meghalaya''s COVID-19 tally to 2,022

Shillong, August 26 (PTI): Twenty-one more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Wednesday, taking the state''s coronavirus tally to 2,022, a Health Department official said.

Of the new cases, 11 were reported from East Khasi Hills district, 9 cases from East Garo Hills district and 1 case from Ri-Bhoi district, Health Services Director Aman War said.

Four patients were cured of the disease taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 836, War said.

Eight patients have succumbed to the infection so far, he said.

At present, Meghalaya has 1,178 active COVID-19 cases.

East Khasi Hills district, of which state capital Shillong is a part, has the highest number of active COVID-19 cases at 807 of which 285 are from the armed forces, closely followed by West Garo Hills (197) and Ri-Bhoi district (78), War said.

More than 76,000 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the northeastern state till Wednesday, War said.