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Six of family of first Covid-19 patient in Meghalaya also test positive

Meghalaya’s Covid-19 positive patient, a 69-year-old doctor, passed away early on Wednesday.

He passed away at Bethany Hospital in Shillong. Confirming the report, Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma said the patient passed away at around 2.45 am

The 69-year-old senior doctor of Bethany Hospital was tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.

He was the first COVID-19 patient in the state.

Six family members of the doctor, who were in contact with him, have also tested positive for the novel virus.

“Of the 68 tested so far,6 have come out positive who are all family members & helpers of the first Covid19 positive case. 6 other cases are being retested. All the rest of the cases are negative”. Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma tweeted.

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