Amid the coronavirus scare across the globe, India has reported some cases of recovery after treatment. Seven more cases that were affected by COVID-19 novel coronavirus were reported negative on Saturday and discharged from the respective hospitals. There is a total number of ten cases that are recovered from the deadly virus since the last month.
The seven cases which are recently cured, five of them are from Uttar Pradesh and one each from Rajasthan and Delhi.
A senior health ministry official was quoted by Hindustan Times saying, “These were the positive cases of coronavirus whose final test results came negative for the presence of SARS-cov-2 virus. As per the protocol, the person who has been tested positive for the disease needs to be managed in hospital isolation for a particular period. The tests are repeated on day 14 to check for the presence of a virus. If it returns negative then another test is to be repeated within a gap of 24 hours, and if that result also comes in negative then the patient is declared to be disease-free. Since the patients have been discharged it means all their tests have been tested negative and they are disease-free.”
The very first three cases in India which had come from Wuhan were recovered the last month and discharged from the hospital and there is no report of recurrence of the virus in the discharged cases.
Meanwhile, India has reported 83 positive cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus till Saturday morning and has tested more than 6500 samples since January 17.
Yesterday, the second batch of evacuees from Wuhan, China were discharged from the ITPB quarantine facility in Chhawla, near Delhi. They were quarantined on February 27, and all tested negative.
Two persons have died so far due to coronavirus. A 76-year-old male and a 69-year-old female. However, the health ministry said that both the cases were underlying medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, etc. that worsened their condition.