Shillong(Meghalaya), July 23: 19 more new Covid cases were detected in the state on Thursday morning taking the total number of cases in the state to 534 .
The active cases stand at 452 after 78 patients were discharged after recovery .
Among the new Covid cases detected today 13 are BSF personnel from East Khasi Hills district and 3 each from South West Garo Hills district and West Garo Hills District of the state .
According to official sources ,out of 452 active cases, East Khasi Hills has 379 active cases, Ri Bhoi district has 42 , West Garo Hills 15 , East Jaiñtia Hills 03, South Garo Hills 04, South West Garo Hills 04, while, East Garo Hills and North Garo Hills have 1 active case each.
The District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills had declared Block-II of Lumpyngngad, Motinagar as ‘containment area’ on Wednesday.
The area was declared as containment area so as to restrict unregulated entry and exit movement on site.
“No person and public are allowed to move into the containment area and inhabitants within the containment area also not allowed to move out, besides, all inhabitants within the containment area must strictly remain inside their home,” the order stated.
Apart from Block-II of Lumpyngngad, the BSF Umpling and BSF Mawpat have been earlier declared as containment areas.