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4 more COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya taking the State's tally to 52

Meghalaya on Wednesday recorded four more COVID-19 cases taking the State's tally to 52. While the active

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 July 2020 3:06 AM GMT

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SHILLONG: Meghalaya on Wednesday recorded four more COVID-19 cases taking the State's tally to 52. While the active cases are 52, 45 patients have recovered, and two have recovered from the ailment.

Giving a district-wise breakup of the cases, Director of Health Service (MI), Dr Aman Warr informed that in East Khasi Hills there are 34 active cases. Of these, while 26 are from the BSF (25 males and one female); two cases -- both males -- are from the Air Force; and six others are civilians. Ri-Bhoi has 14 cases (8 males and 6 females), East Jaintia Hills has recorded one case (male) and West Garo Hills has three cases (one female and two males).

The Director of Health Service also informed that from the two cases that has emerged from the wedding that was held in Greenwood Resort, there were 44 high risk contacts -- 23 from the first patient and 21 from the second patient even as he added that there is all likelihood of more contacts emerging in the coming days. "Both have been kept under isolation at Civil Hospital Shillong," Dr. Warr said.

The Director of Health Service also informed that in the BSF Composite Hospital, altogether 1,006 rapid tests and 735 RT-PCR tests have been were conducted so far. Of these, while 26 are positive cases, results of 108 are awaited.

In Dobasipara, of the 262 tests conducted while no positive cases have been reported till date, reports of 43 samples are awaited.

In Paharinagar, 70 samples tested negative and the results of nine are awaited; and in Dhankagre, 52 samples tested negative and the results of 16 is awaited.

Meanwhile in the Khanapara area where random tests are being conducted, of the 669 samples taken through rapid tests all were negative.

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