SHILLONG, Apr 15: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday revealed that 6 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. The state also recorded its first death from the virus.
The Chief Minister shared his condolences for 69-year-old Doctor Sailo and tweeted, “I am deeply saddened to inform that the first COVID-19 positive patient in Meghalaya passed away this morning at 2:45 am. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace.”
Doctor Sailo, who was the founder of Bethany Hospital, was diagnosed with the virus on April 13.
Tripura’s royal scion Pradyot Manikya Debbarma also tweeted, “We knew Dr Sailo for over 30 years and his passing away within days has indeed shocked many of us. He was a good man who did his best for his patients. RIP Dr Sailo you will be missed.”
The Chief Minister also informed that of the 68 tested so far, 6 have come out positive who are all family members and helpers of the first COVID-19 positive case. He also revealed that 6 other cases are being retested while the rest of the cases are negative.
On Tuesday, he informed that over 90 samples had been sent for testing.