Meghalaya reports fresh COVID-19 positive case, state tally surges to 12:

Guwahati, April 21: Meghalaya has reported a fresh positive case for COVID-19.

With the fresh COVID-19 positive case, the state tally is now increased to 12.

The patient is one of the family friends of the first positive patient.

The last COVID-19 positive case was detected in the state on April 18.

Confirming the report on Monday night, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that, the new COVID-19 patient is now in the quarantine center.

“One of the family friends of the positive patient has also been tested positive. The person is already in a quarantine center. The total number is at 12. One deceased and other 11 are stable,” Conrad Sangma tweeted.

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 now 11 active positive cases for COVID-19 and out of the active cases, eight people are the family members of the deceased doctor and two are helpers and one is a family friend.