Coronavirus: Numbers increasing in Telangana, 6th +Ve case had traveled to UK

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 March 2020 9:37 AM GMT
Coronavirus: Numbers increasing in Telangana, 6th +Ve case had traveled to UK

Hyderabad: Telangana has reported another positive case of Coronavirus, this marks the sixth case in the state. The patient (20) is reported to have a travel history from the United Kingdom. The state health minister, on Wednesday said, ' The 20 years old had travelled to United Kingdom and reached Hyderabad on March 16, his condition is stable'.

This comes a day after an Indonesian national was confirmed positive for Coronavirus. He ( referring to patient ) was part of the 13 member group who are on a religious tour in India. The man reportedly came to Telangana on March 9th via train. His local travel history has put the state government and south-central railway (SCR) authorities in the spot as the man could have exposed himself to hundreds during travel. The matter has been reported to the SCR authorities.

It is to note that, the first case had a travel history to Dubai, second and third to Italy and Netherlands respectively. While the fourth case had traveled to Scotland, all Indians. However, the fifth positive case is not an Indian national, but Indonesian.

Meanwhile, on 16 March the fourth case of Coronavirus was reported in Telangana. The patient has travel history from Scotland. The 38-year-old man self-reported after landing at Hyderabad airport. His family is still in Scotland.

According to the COVID-19 state bulletin released by the state health department on Tuesday, Telangana has a total of 1,964 suspected cases of the Novel Coronavirus. Among this, 435 symptomatic cases have been put under hospital isolation, while results are awaited for 18 patients. Also, 1530 people who have shown no symptoms of COVID-19 have been kept under home quarantine.

The four Coronavirus patients from Telangana are recovering at Gandhi Hospital and their condition is now stable. A 42-year-old man, who travelled from the Netherlands, and a student from Italy had tested positive and were kept in the isolation ward of Gandhi Hospital, the nodal centre for Coronavirus in the state. Meanwhile, Telangana’s first COVID-19 patient was discharged on 13 March.

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