Out of 11 active COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya, 10 have recovered
Out of 11 active COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya, 10 have recovered|Representational image

With 10 recovered cases, Meghalaya close to being COVID-19 free

Of 12 COVID-19 cases, including 1 death in Meghalaya, 10 patients have recovered; result of 11th case who underwent retest awaited, says CM Conrad  K Sangma

Princess Giri Rashir

Princess Giri Rashir

Shillong: There’s a major relief for Meghalaya, as two more positive COVID-19 cases have tested negative for the second time. This leaves the state with only one case, as the state is yet to receive the results of the second retest.

Meghalaya had recorded a total of 12 positive COVID-19 cases, including 1 death. The second retest results of eight positive cases were announced on Thursday. Altogether, 10 positive COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya have now ‘recovered’.

Chief minister Conrad K Sangma took to Twitter and said, “The two positive cases who are hospitalized at Civil Hospital, Shillong are tested negative in two consecutive tests done after 14 days of isolation. They are now categorized as recovered.”

Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong in his daily COVID-19 update said that the 10 recovered persons have been advised to remain at home for another 14 days.

With excitement, Tynsong said that the remaining case, which is also the 11th active case, has tested negative. Another retest was done and the results are yet to come through. He said that most likely it would come out negative like the first retest.

He added that once the report of the remaining person is received, the government will be able to announce Meghalaya as a COVID-19 free state.

Tynsong said, “Samples collected are increasing but no new positive cases have been found till today [Friday].”

Meanwhile, the total samples collected and tested are 1,629. The reports received and tested negative are 1,557. Results of 60 samples are awaited.