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COVID-19 pandemic in Meghalaya

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Covid 19 pandemic in Meghalaya

COVID-19 pandemic in Meghalaya
Meghalaya COVID-19.svg
Districts affected of COVID-19
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-COV-2[1]
LocationMeghalaya
First caseEast Khasi Hills[2]
Arrival date13 April 2020
(1 year, 5 months and 5 days)
OriginWuhan , China
Confirmed cases12
Recovered10
Deaths
1
Territories
1 District
Official website
Official website

meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/login.htm

eastkhasihills.gov.in/covid-19-3/

Meghalaya has recorded 12 COVID-19 positive cases from 13 April to 21 April, all linked to the family of the 69-year-old doctor who died on April 15 within 48 hours of infection on 15 April. All are from the house of the first patient family member and helper of deceased Doctor.[3]

The twelfth infected patient is one of the family friends of the first positive case. Eight of the positive cases are family members of the first COVID19 patient, and two are domestic helpers.

As by 22 April 2020, 38 samples were tested and 714 individuals found negative. There were 11 positive cases in Meghalaya out of which 10 was active whereas 113 test reports were pending by 22 April.

Bethany Hospital,Shillong where Meghalaya's first COVID-19 positive case was detected, has been temporarily shut down to contain the further spread of the virus by shifting all the staff of the hospital to other locations.

The first positive patient, 69-year-old Dr John L Sailo Ryntathiang, who was the director of Bethany Hospital, passed away on April 15, 2:45 AM due to complications after infection.

HELP[edit]

Mukesh Ambani , Nita Ambani and their Reliance Industries Limited donated Rs.1 Crore to Meghalaya Chief Minister’s Relief Fund(CMRF).[4]
CM of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma also thanked them for help.[5]

Statistics[edit]

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Districts affected[edit]

East Khasi Hills District is only Affected area with all twelve positive cases there only.[7]

RESOURCES[edit]

[8]

  • Helplines National Helplines are 1075, 1930, 1944 (dedicated to Northeast) also a State Helpline 108[9]

Medical Equipment’s Status

Equipments Numbers
Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) 64,458
N95 Mask 80,190
Handrub Sanitizer (500ml) 9,904
Hand Wash (500ml) 11,216
Ventilator 20
Hydroxychloroquine Tabs 60,000
Forehead Infrared 1,573

Quarantine Center

Place Number of Rooms
IIM Shillong 70
MIIT,Dhankheti 28
Hotel Lake View[10] 14
MATI, Mawdiangdiang 50

Testing[edit]

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Total Testing[edit]

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ZONES[edit]

To tackle the outbreak of coronavirus in an effective and structured manner, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has classified the country's districts in three different zones; Red, Orange and Green, based on the severity of outbreak in those areas.[11]

The following is the list of districts of Bihar classified in their respective zones. There is no Red Zone ( Hotspot ) district in Meghalaya.

S.No.
Zones Districts
1. Red
(Hotspot)
No RED Zones in Meghalaya
2. Orange
(Non-Hotspot)
East Khasi Hills
3. Green
(Covid19 free)
East Garo Hills, West Jaintia Hills, Ri Bhoi, South Garo Hills, West Garo Hills, West Khasi Hills, North Garo Hills, East Jaintia Hills, South West Khasi Hills, South West Garo Hills

ADVISORIES[edit]

  TOURIST ADVISORY

On 17th March 2020 the Government of Meghalaya issued an advisory to tourists visiting Meghalaya where restrictions were issued to prevent any possible transmission or outbreak of Covid-19[12] Government already shut downed tourist spots on 18th of March 2020[13]

 PUBLIC ADVISORY

It was released a notification by Government of state on 23rd March and those who are stranded outside Meghalaya[14]

A general advisory was released by government regarding NOVEL CORONA VIRUS Outbreak (COVID-19) which covered all infographics of what to do and not do and prevent spread of COVID-19 in Meghalaya[15]

Confirmed Deaths[edit]

Details for COVID-19 cases who died in Bihar
Case order Age Gender Name District Hospital admitted to Death place Death Date Status Note
1 69 Male Dr John L Sailo Ryntathiang East Khasi Bethany Hospital,Shillong Shillong Died on 15 April Got infected to COVID-19 and was working as a physician in Hospital[16] The Body of deceased doctor was not allowed to cremate for 36 Hours.[17]

References[edit]

  1. "Coronavirus disease named Covid-19". BBC News Online. 11 February 2020. Archived from the original on 15 February 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Hemanta Kumar Nath (14 April 2020). "1st coronavirus case in Meghalaya". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  3. "All 10 active cases in Meghalaya linked to deceased doctor". The Hindu. 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  4. https://nenow.in/north-east-news/meghalaya/fight-against-covid19-mukesh-nita-ambani-ril-donate-rs-1-crore-to-meghalaya-cmrf.html
  5. https://twitter.com/SangmaConrad/status/1246462370102140929
  6. https://www.covid19india.org/state/ML
  7. https://www.covid19india.org/state/ML
  8. http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/images/materials/preparedness.pdf
  9. https://www.thehindu.com/news/resources/coronavirus-state-helpline-numbers-for-covid-19/article31052031.ece
  10. http://www.lakeviewinnshillong.com/
  11. "What are red, orange, green zones". The Times of India. 16 April 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  12. https://cdn.s3waas.gov.in/s31efa39bcaec6f3900149160693694536/uploads/2020/03/2020031984.pdf
  13. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/coronavirus-meghalaya-government-shuts-tourist-spots/article31099877.ece
  14. https://cdn.s3waas.gov.in/s31efa39bcaec6f3900149160693694536/uploads/2020/04/2020040396.pdf
  15. https://cdn.s3waas.gov.in/s31efa39bcaec6f3900149160693694536/uploads/2020/03/2020031990.pdf
  16. "For 36 hours, body of popular Meghalaya doctor wasn't given a resting place". 17 April 2020.
  17. "COVID-19: A day after locals' resistance, Shillong doctor finally laid to rest".
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