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M’laya woman tests positive on re-test

Correspondent Shillong, May 4 | Publish Date: 5/4/2020 9:25:19 AM IST
A 42-year-old woman, who had tested negative for COVID-19, tested positive again for the deadly virus in Meghalaya, a health official said on Sunday.  “The swab sample of the patient was found positive for Novel coronavirus on Sunday in the second re-test which was conducted 24 hours after the woman tested negative on Friday,” Director of Health Services, Dr. Aman Warr said.
He said the patient will be tested every three days till the result yields negative.  
“We will have to test the swab samples of the woman every 24 hours as per protocol to declare if the patient has completely recovered,” Warr said. 
The senior medical informed that the patient is stable at the COVID-19 hospital
 The woman, who is a family friend of Meghalaya’s first COVID-19 patient Dr. John L Sailo Rynthathing who had succumbed to the virus, tested positive for the virus on April 15. The woman had visited Dr. Sailo’s residence on April 13. All the eight immediate family members and two domestic helpers of Sailo, who were earlier yielded positive for COVID-19 have tested negative in the first and second test.

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