Like Tripura, BSF personnel dominate COVID-19 positive cases in Meghalaya

Shillong July 10: Meghalaya saw the rise of COVID-19 positive cases due to the return of BSF personnel, with 29 fresh positive cases detected among the armed personnel on Friday, pushed up the state’s tally to 171 cases so far.

On Friday, Health minister A L Hek informed reporters that all the 29 active cases were the BSF personnel – 26 from Shillong and 3 personnel who came from Assam to Tura in West Garo Hills district.

So far, 91 BSF personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, and the highest spike was on Thursday when 41 persons including 37 BSF personnel were tested positive for Coronavirus.

The rise of positive cases among the BSF personnel in Meghalaya is similar to Tripura where hundreds of the armed personnel tested positive for COVID-19.

In total, there are 124 active cases of which, 102 active cases are from East Khasi Hills district including 91 BSF personnel, one woman the wife of the BSF driver, and two males from the Indian Air Force, Upper Shillong.

There are 15 active cases in Ri Bhoi district, six in West Garo Hills district and one in East Jaiñtia Hills district.
There are 9 patients in Shillong being treated at Shillong civil hospital and one in NEIGRIHMS.

So far 45 persons have recovered.

Till date, samples sent for testing was 22,944 out of which, 22,520 samples tested negative and the results of
253 tests are awaited.

People who came from other states to Meghalaya till Friday was 21,184.