Meghalaya reports two more COVID-19 cases, NE tally surges to 50:
Guwahati, April 16: North-East COVID-19 cases tally. Meghalaya on Thursday has reported two more positive cases for COVID-19 and both persons are the family members of the first COVID-19 positive patient of the state who died early on Wednesday morning.
The state tally is now increased to 9 including the death case.
Confirming the report, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that, two people who are the family members of the first COVID-19 positive patient of the state have tested positive.
The Meghalaya Chief Minister tweeted – “2 more cases have tested positive. Both are family members of the first patient.”
2 more cases have tested positive. Both are family members of the first patient.
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) April 16, 2020
A 69-year-old senior doctor of a Shillong based hospital was tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and he died on Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday, five family members and a helper of the doctor were tested positive for COVID-19.
Conrad Sangma also said that, the state government has collected 552 samples so far and out of which 308 results are declared.
“We have 9 positive cases (including the deceased individual) and 299 have been tested negative. We currently await 244 test results,” the Meghalaya Chief Minister said.
A total of 50 positive cases for COVID-19 have been reported in the North-Eastern region including 34 from Assam, 9 from Meghalaya, two each from Manipur and Tripura and one each from Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland.
Two COVID-19 positive patients – one each from Assam and Meghalaya died and six patients were discharged from the hospitals following their recovery.