India’s first novel coronavirus patient was treated at the Government Medical College hospital and was finally discharged on Thursday. The Medical Board met together and examined the results of the woman’s samples that had tested negative for the second time which led them to take a decision of discharging her from the hospital.
The discharge of the student meant that all the suspected cases of coronavirus had their recovery reported from Kerala.
The other two patients, one from Alappuzha and another Kasaragod had been discharged recently after they too tested negative for the virus in fresh tests days after being infected by it.
India’s first coronavirus patient had her treatment undergoing in the isolation ward of the Medical College Hospital here since she returned from Wuhan in China last month.
These students were tested positive of coronavirus on their return from Wuhan.
Health Minister KK Shailaja states “The third patient has a satisfactory health condition as of now. One second consecutive test result of the blood sample of the student, sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune as of now has been negative,” as stated on a release on Wednesday.
Kerala State Health department issues a statement stating a total of 2,242 people are under observation across the state, out of which, eight as of now are on hold in isolation wards of various hospitals and other under home quarantine.
The third student and a last confirmed case of admitted to the isolation ward of Alappuzha Medical College were discharged on February 6 while the patient from Kasargod sent home five days later.
After three students became confirmed with the virus, the government declared the coronavirus as a massive state calamity but withdrew it after effective quarantine and no fresh cases as of now are being reported.