Meghalaya has registered two more COVID19 positive cases on Sunday, taking the state’s overall tally to 50.
The new cases are armed forces personnel posted in Shillong.
Confirming the news, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma in a tweet on the state’s latest COVID19 update said: “Two more Armed forces personnel have tested positive for COVID19 in Shillong.”
The chief minister informed that with the new cases detected in Meghalaya, the state’s active COVID19 now stands at 7.
The deadly disease claimed the life of Meghalaya’s first positive case.
“Total Cases 50. Total Active cases 7,” chief minister Sangma said.
Two more Armed forces personnel have tested positive for COVID19 in Shillong.
Total Cases 50
Total Active cases 7
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) June 28, 2020
In Northeast India, Assam has the highest number of COVID19 positive cases.
Assam, where there are 2,063 active cases, has so far registered 7,165 COVID19 positive cases with 11 deaths.
India reported 18,552 cases of COVID19 in the last 24 hours, with total number infections surpassing the 5 lakh-mark.
The virus has infected so far 5,08,953 people across India including 1,97,387 active cases and 2,95,881 recoveries.
As many as 384 people died of infection on Sunday pushing the total fatalities to 15,685.
The Union Health Ministry on Sunday said around 58.13 per cent of patients have recovered so far.