Meghalaya’s lone 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, Meghalaya Health minister AL Hek said the patient passed away at around 2 am.


“We have already sealed the Bethany Hospital and all other patients, doctors, nurses and other health workers are being quarantined,” he said.

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

This is the second death case due to Covid-19 in the entire Northeast region. Earlier, a Covid-19 positive patient from Assam’s Hailakandi district had died.

A total of 40 positive Covid-19 cases have been reported from the Northeast region so far. Recently, the first patient from Manipur was discharged from the hospital and she was recovered from the dreaded virus.