A total of 1,254 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Meghalaya so far Credit: Representational image

Shillong: Meghalaya has not reported any new case of COVID-19 for the seventh day in a row with the tally still standing at 12, including 1 death, as on Monday evening.

Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong informed that a second test will be carried out on Tuesday for the persons who tested positive for the deadly virus.

During his daily COVID-19 update briefing, Tynsong said, “Once the person completes 14 days after they tested positive, they will again be tested. If the person tests negative, another one will be carried out after 24 hours. If the person again tests negative, this means that the person has recovered from COVID-19.”

Meanwhile, a total of 1,254 samples have been tested in the state till date. Of this, 1,182 samples have tested negative, 60 results are awaited. So far, the state has 12 positive COVID-19 cases, including 1 death.

Tynsong informed that all the civil hospitals in the state will once again start functioning normally.

“Just a few days ago, an order was issued that Tura, Jowai, and Shillong civil hospitals should be converted into corona hospitals. So, taking into consideration the importance of general patients in the state, we reverted the order. The hospitals will have to admit and treat patients not only for suspected COVID-19 but for others as well. The health department has been instructed to take immediate action,” informed Tynsong.

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