First COVID-19 positive cases detected in South West Khasi Hills district

Shillong Aug 10: South West Khasi Hills district has reported the first COVID-19 positive case on Monday night.

South West Khasi Hills district was the only district without any positive case in the past few months, and earned the name ‘green zone’ because the other 10 districts in the state have recorded a number of COVID-19 positive cases.

“This is for the general public information that there has been one positive case of COVID-19 in South West Khasi Hills District,” South West Khasi Hills district Deputy Commissioner, Isawanda Laloo said.

The person who tested positive, is a returnee from Gujarat, who reached South West Khasi Hills District on August 5 via Byrnihat Checkpoint after completing all protocols of the Health Department and proceeded for home quarantine to his village in the district.

On August 7, the DC said that the person developed mild symptoms and was immediately shifted to the Corona Care Centre in Mawkyrwat.

On August 8, his sample was taken for RT-PCR and his report has come out as positive on Monday. “The person’s condition is stable at present and he will continue to remain at the Corona
Care Centre for the time being,” the Deputy Commissioner informed.

With one case from South West Khasi Hills district, 54 COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Monday, taking active cases to 612, even as eight more patients recovered from the viral infection taking the recovery tally to 498.

There are 1,116 COVID-19 cases which include 612 active cases, 498 persons who have recovered, and six deaths.