Meghalaya has reported 6 new COVID-19 cases taking the total to 27 cases on May 29, 2020. Out of the 6 patients, 3 are from South West Garo H, 1 from West Garo H, 1 from East Khasi H, and 1 from West Khasi H.
All the patients had a travel history. They had come from Maharashtra, Bangalore, West Bengal and Chennai. On positive news, all the patients are under quarantine. However, they were asymptomatic, which shows that the ability of the disease to spread without showing symptoms.
Taking stock of the situation, the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted
Meghalaya has cases as more stranded migrants return to the state. Earlier, five more active case has been detected in Meghalaya. The case is the 20th case of the state so far. Out of the 5 cases, all the cases had travel history.
Assam & Northeast
Assam has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases and Meghalaya has the 4th highest cases in Northeast.
India cases so far
The novel coronavirus has infected over 1.66 lakh people and claimed over 4706 lives as on May 29, 2020, morning, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. There are 89987 active cases with 71105 cases discharged and cured.
Among the states, Maharashtra is the first state to cross a thousand deaths. It has recorded 59546 corona cases with 18616 cured and 1982 deaths. The western state is followed by Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Gujarat has corona 15562 cases with 8003 cured and 960 deaths. Tamil Nadu has registered 19372 cases with 10548 cured and 145 deaths. The National Capital with 16281 COVID-19 cases has crossed the 10 thousand mark on May 25th, 2020. So far, 7495 have been cured in Delhi with 316 deaths.
India has already surpassed China’s official figure of 82,993 confirmed coronavirus cases. India is the 10th most cases in the world. So far, the USA has the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 1.76 m.
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