Three more Border security Force (BSF) personnel have tested positive for COVID19 in Shillong, taking Meghalaya’s overall tally to 69.
Confirming detection of the new cases in the state in the evening on Saturday, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on his Twitter handle said: “3 more persons from BSF have tested positive for COVID19 at Shillong.”
With the new cases, the number of active COVID19 cases in Meghalaya has increased to 25.
The deadly disease claimed the life of Meghalaya’s first COVID19 positive patient while 43 other patients, who were earlier infected by the virus, have recovered.
“Total Active Cases 25. Total Recovered Cases 43,” chief minister Sangma tweeted.
3 more persons from BSF have tested positive for COVID19 at Shillong.
Total Active Cases 25
Total Recovered Cases 43
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) July 4, 2020
On Saturday, Meghalaya has registered a total of 7 positive cases.
In an earlier tweet on Saturday, chief minister Sangma informed about detection of four other positive cases.
Sangma in the morning on Saturday tweeted: “4 persons who were high risk contacts of a COVID-19 patient, who is presently in Assam and have tested positive for the same in Ri Bhoi District.”
On Friday, Meghalaya registered four COVID19 positive cases including two BSF personnel.
Apart from the two BSF personnel from East Khasi Hills district, one high-risk contact from Ri Bhoi district who tested positive in Shillong, one returnee from Delhi tested positive for COVID19 in Tura.