Five more returnees test COVID-19 positive in Meghalaya

Five more returnees test COVID-19 positive in Meghalaya

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Shillong, May 27 : Five more persons, including three women, have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus in Meghalaya, taking the total number of active cases to seven in the state, a health official said on Wednesday. The five persons were part of the 101 returnees from Delhi and Haryana who arrived in the State on Monday evening.

“ All the five infected persons are stable. They are currently in Corona Care Centre and they will be then shifted to COVID-19 hospital in Shillong Civil hospital,” Director of Health Services, Dr Aman Warr told UNI. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, who tweeted in the wee hours of Wednesday, said all the patients are ‘asymptomatic’. With the detection of this case, the State has recorded 20 COVID-19 cases out of which 12 have recovered, one succumbed to the virus and two are active cases. Meanwhile, Assam has released the name of Ajit Dey, a native of Karimganj district, who tested positive for COVID-19. Dey travelled from Shillong to Karimganj in a hired vehicle. On Tuesday, a 29-year-old woman from North Garo Hills district, a Chennai returnee had tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient is currently in the institution quarantine centre at Resubelpara. Chief Minister Sangma had chaired a high level meeting on Tuesday to review protocols and processes that were implemented in the initial stages of COVID-19 pandemic. “We are making certain amendments which will be updated accordingly,” Sangma said. Over 9000 residents of Meghalaya have returned to the state from other parts of the country, where they had been stranded due to the ongoing lockdown. While 727 persons are under institutional quarantine in Meghalaya, even as out of the 6553 samples tested, 5599 were negative while the results of 939 were awaited. (UNI)