There 6 confirm COVID-19 positive and 6 others have been sent for reconfirmation: Kumar

Shillong, April 15: Mr Sampath Kumar Commissioner and Secretary health and family welfare department Government of Meghalaya inform that, with utmost grief to announced the first COVID-19 death in the state of Meghalaya at 2.30 AM today the 15thApril 2020, where  Dr John L Sailo Ryntathiang, the Director of Bethany Hospital, Nongrim Hills Shillong.

Mr Kumar told that since the detection of the first case in the city, the numbers of samples collected are 185 in numbers, out of which 165 are from East Khasi Hills and 24 from Nongpoh Ri Bhoi District.

The numbers of samples tested positive from the first batch 68 numbers is as follow, 6 positive and 6 others have been sent for reconfirmation. The profile of the sixth positive case is three female two male and one child.

The results of the other samples are awaited from NEIGHRIMS, GMC, Guwahati and Barpeta Medical College. Some of the samples have to be sent to Guwahati and Barpeta due to the urgency of the mater and limited capacity of the testing facility in   NEIGHRIMS.


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