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Two more test corona positive in Lucknow

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Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Two more coronavirus cases tested positive in Lucknow on Thursday, taking the number of patients to five in Lucknow and 18 in Uttar Pradesh.

Dr Sudhir Singh, in-charge of the COVID-19 isolation ward at King George’s Medical University, said, “Two more persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Lucknow, taking the total number of cases to 5. All the patients are stable.”

Among the new patients who have tested positive, one is form Lucknow who had recently visited London. The other is a resident of Lakhimpur district and had returned from Turkey.

On Wednesday, it was reported that a 25-year-old junior resident doctor, who came in contact with two patients undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at the King George’s Medical University, had tested positive for the virus.

A hospital spokesperson had said that the doctor had been quarantined and was being treated.

“A woman from Canada and one of her relatives, who came in contact with her, are undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at an isolation ward at KGMU. A 25-year-old junior resident doctor had taken the samples of these patients. Suddenly, some symptoms were seen in him and he was tested at the university laboratory, where he was found to be coronavirus positive,” KGMU spokesperson Dr Sudhir Singh said.



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