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16 new Covid-19 cases reported in Meghalaya

By Staff Correspondent

SHILLONG, July 20 - The State has reported 16 new COVID-19 positive cases while three patients recovered from the infection during the past 24 hours.

With the new active cases, the total number of cases in the State have gone up to 410, with 52 recoveries. Out of these new cases, 13 are BSF personnel, while 3 others are civilians.

East Khasi Hills has the highest number of active cases at 356, and out of these cases, 278 are BSF personnel and 14 from the armed forces. Ri-Bhoi district has the second-highest number of active cases with 36.

West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills district have not reported any case so far and together with West Jaintia Hills district the three districts have zero cases. In West Garo Hills district, there are 11 cases, 7 of which are BSF personnel.

In the meantime, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said today after a review meeting that he has directed officials from the Health Department to �revisit protocols� implemented in Meghalaya. �Certain processes will need to be restructured,� he said.

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