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Four more test positive for COVID; 2 recover in Meghalaya

Correspondent Shillong, Jul 8 | Publish Date: 7/8/2020 1:54:37 PM IST

Four more persons, , including three Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have tested positive for COVID-19, even as two others recovered, marginally scaling down active cases to 52 in Meghalaya on Wednesday.

With the four new cases, Meghalaya has a total of 99 detected cases comprising  52 active, two deaths and 45 of them have recovered from the viral infection. The two patients who recovered are from South West Garo Hills district.  
Earlier, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek said that among the four who tested positive, one patient was referred to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong from Tripura Medical College for further treatment of a different ailment.
The patient from Tripura had arrived on Tuesday and is now admitted at the isolation ward of NEIGRIHMS. Hek also informed that three more BSF troopers have tested positive for the viral infection, taking the total active cases in the paramilitary force to 26 in the State.
Giving a break-up of COVID 19 cases in district wise, Hek said East Khasi Hills has recorded 34 cases, Ri Bhoi -14, West Garo Hills – 3 and one in East Jaintia Hills.
Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said all the 52 active cases in the state are ‘asymptomatic’ and are on the road to recovery. 
“Our job is to prevent the spread as much as possible and to prepare for clinical care in case we have to treat severe cases. We are concentrating more on signs and symptoms and we have full confidence on our health teams,” he told journalists. “The Community Health Centres and Primary Health Centres across the state are prepared to handle the eventuality of COVID-19 pandemic,” he asserted.

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