Meghalaya has registered one more COVID19 positive case, taking the state’s overall tally to 70.
Confirming the news in his latest tweet on Meghalaya’s COVID19 status on Saturday, state chief minister Conrad K Sangma said the infected patient is a high-risk contact of a COVID19 positive case from Khanapara area in Ri-Bhoi district.
“One more High Risk Contact of a COVID19 positive from Khanapara, Ri Bhoi has tested positive for COVID19,” chief minister Sangma said in his tweet.
The chief minister informed that with the new positive case, Meghalaya’s total active cases now stand at 26.
The deadly disease claimed Meghalaya’s first COVID19 positive patient while 43 other patients, who were earlier infected by the virus, have recovered.
“Total Active cases 26. Total Recovered Cases 43,” chief minister Sangma added.
One more High Risk Contact of a COVID19 positive from Khanapara, Ri Bhoi has tested positive for COVID19.
Total Active cases 26
Total Recovered Cases 43
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) July 4, 2020
On Saturday, Meghalaya has registered a total of 8 positive cases.
Earlier on Saturday, three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel tested positive for COVID19 in Shillong.
Besides, 4 persons, who were high risk contacts of a COVID19 patient, who is presently in Assam, tested positive 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.