SHILLONG, Aug 22 - One more person died due to COVID-19 in Meghalaya as the active cases in the State breached the 1,000 mark after recording a spike of 93 fresh cases. The total active cases now stand at 1,035 and the virus death toll has reached seven.
Out of the new cases, 66 were reported from East Khasi Hills district alone. Twenty patients have also recovered from the infection, taking the total recoveries to 769.
According to Health Department officials, one person died of COVID-19 last night. �The cause of death is acute respiratory syndrome due to COVID-19,� Aman War, Director of Meghalaya Health Services, said here today.
War stated that Meghalaya has been facing an acute shortage of doctors. He said that all medical students who have studied under the Meghalaya quota and signed bonds, should report to the Directorate of Health Services by the end of this month.
�Or else we will be forced to issue notices and ask them to pay their bond amounts,� War warned.
Meanwhile, the State Government has been conducting random tests in different parts of the State capital. Several positive cases have surfaced after the random testing. The random testing will continue here.