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More urban households in WGH affected by Covid  

Shillong, July 2: West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh said despite active surveillance, the number of cases are not coming down and the households affected are more in urban area than in rural.

Speaking at the review meeting at Tura attended by health minister AL Hek and DHS Dr Aman War  on Thursday, Singh informed that despite active surveillance, the number of cases are not coming down.

The review meeting was for assessing  the Covid situation and to know the preparedness for the third wave.

According to Singh, the district is focusing on vaccination drive and the MLAs of the region are also supporting the drive by convincing the people. He also informed that a new Covid hospital is coming up in the district.

The district health officials, while highlighting the preparedness for the third wave, apprised the minister of the requirements in terms of man-power, medicines, equipment. They also informed that the number of Covid deaths, so far in the district, is 23, case fatality rate is 0.64%, positivity rate is 7% and a total of 1400 cases were detected in  June.

Earlier, Hek appreciated the tireless services of the medical department and the frontline workers in fighting Covid-19 in the state.

War, during the review meeting, lauded the frontline workers and others for their efforts in fighting the Covid-19.

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