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Coronavirus: All 11 Meghalaya Patients in "Stable" State, Confirms Govt

Coronavirus: All 11 Meghalaya Patients in "Stable" State, Confirms Govt

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Shillong, April 23, 2020:

All the 11 active cases of the coronavirus or COVID-19 are said to be in a "stable" state, the Government of Meghalaya said earlier today. Meanwhile, 1,109 samples have been sent for testing to date, and 97 test reports are awaited. One person, the first positive case in the state, has succumbed due to complications from the virus.

Out of 2,33,193 unorganised labourers registered for the Special Assistance of Rs 2100, 2,02,281 have been verified, officials said. Meanwhile, 87,189 farmers from Meghalaya have been provided with a financial assistance of Rs. 2000 under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.

ALSO READ: Assam Reports 1 more COVID-19 Case, Total Rises to 35

Assam, meanwhile, has reported yet another case of the COVID-19. Earlier today, a man from Bilasipara from Dhubri has become the latest person from Assam to test positive for the new coronavirus or COVID-19. With this, the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to 35.

It may be recalled here that yesterday, Sarma during a presser had said that Assam has not reported a single case of the COVID-19 in the past one week.

One more COVID-19 patient in Assam was cured and discharged on April 20, taking the total number of cured patients to 18.

The patient was discharged from Sonapur Civil Hospital, after he tested negative in two successive tests.

Sharing the news on Twitter, state health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote: “One #COVID19 patient – Hazrat Ali has been discharged today from Sonapur Civil Hospital, after his two successive tests confirmed as negative. Cured patients -18. Request all to strictly follow home quarantine guidelines.”

With this latest case, the number of active cases in Assam has risen to 17. It may be mentioned here that one of the patients, a man from Hailakandi, has died due to complications from the virus.

Northeast Tally:

Assam: 35

Meghalaya: 12

Arunachal Pradesh: 1

Tripura: 2

Manipur: 2

Mizoram: 1

Nagaland: 1

India has currently 21,700 confirmed cases of the coronavirus including 16,689 active cases, 4,324 cured/discharged cases and 686 deaths.

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