Shillong (Meghalaya ) , July 6 : The state recorded the second Covid death today after an 8 month-old baby boy from Arunachal Pradesh passed away this evening at North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) here.
Director of Health Services , Dr . Aman Warr confirmed the death stating that the child was admitted at NEIGRIHMS with his parents and one attendant on Monday wee hours. He was referred from Arunachal Pradesh for specialized treatment in NEIGRIHMS as the child was very serious .
The 8 – month old boy was admitted in the isolation ward of NEIGRHIMS as he was showing symptoms of COVID.
The child passed away before the results were declared .
Meanwhile , 17 new cases were detected today out of which 10 are from BSF.
he Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted , “Today we had 16 new cases out of which 10 were from BSF. A total of 220 High Risk Contacts of BSF were tested. 210 have tested negative and 10 positive. All under quarrantine.”