Meghalaya, May 19, 2020: Meghalaya becomes 5th Northeast Covid-19 free state


Meghalaya became the 5th Northeast state to become free of Coronavirus on Monday after its only COVID-19 positive patient recovered from the lethal disease.


Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed that on retesting the patient for the second time, she was found to be negative once again. Hence, she can now be declared to have recovered from the disease. In a tweet he wrote, “Second Retest of the lone active case (positive patient) was done again, and the test has come out negative. The patient can be declared as recovered.”

The patient had previously been tested on 17th May. Her results came negative. Following the protocols she was tested once again 24 hours later on Monday and once again the reports were found to be negative, thus making the state 5th among the North-Eastern states to become completely free of coronavirus.

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. But later all the patients had been tested negative.

Among the other four states, Sikkim and Nagaland had not reported a single positive case, while Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram have reported no new active cases. The two patients from each of the two states have recovered and are discharged making the count zero.