Meghalaya reports new COVID-19 positive case after 18 days:

Guwahati, May 9: After 18 days, Meghalaya on Saturday has reported a fresh positive cases for COVID-19.

With the new case the state tally is now increased to 13.

The last COVID-19 positive case was detected in Meghalaya on April 21.

According to the reports, a woman – maid in the residence of first COVID-19 patient in the state has tested COVID-19 positive in Shillong.

Confirming the report, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted – “Unfortunately we have another positive case in Shillong. It’s a person working in the same house. As a precaution health department was retesting all the primary contacts and in the process we found this positive case. The person is safe and healthy and showing no symptoms.”

The first COVID-19 positive patient of the state – a 69-year-old senior doctor of a Shillong based hospital died on April 15.

Meghalaya has reported 13 cases for COVID-19 so far and out of the cases, eight people are the family members of the deceased doctor and three are helpers and one is family friends.

Out of them 10 COVID-19 patients have tested negative in multiple times.