Hyderabad: Italy returned 24 year-old Hyderabadi woman has been confirmed positive of Novel Covid19, this is the second positive case reported in Telangana. The lady with a travel history to an affected country was admitted to Gandhi Hospital on Friday night.
Notably, even as Telangana’s first coronavirus patient was discharged from Gandhi hospital yesterday, three fresh cases have been reported in the state. While the report of the lady confirmed positive, results for the other two are awaited.
Speaking to NewsMeter, Dr P Sravan Kumar, Superintendent of Gandhi Hospital said, “As of now, the lady who returned from Italy has been confirmed positive of Coronovirus while the other two are suspects. We have the primary reports, which tested positive for COVID-19. However, we can confirm their COVID-19 status only after receiving the results from NIV, Pune. The results will be received in two days,” the doctor said.
It is said that two of the suspected COVID-19 patients had arrived from Italy, one of the worst-affected countries due to COVID-19. On the other hand, the other patient had come to Hyderabad from the Netherlands. All the three patients had reached Hyderabad on March 13, following which they were admitted into the isolation ward of the state-run Gandhi Hospital, in Secunderabad.
The three new one confirmed and two others suspected cases of COVID-19 come at a time when Telangana’s first and only COVID-19-positive patient had been discharged from Gandhi Hospital on Friday.
The 24-year-old software employee, who was the first reported corona-positive case in the state, has been shifted to home isolation after his subsequent test results for COVID-19 came negative.
The World Health Organization, earlier on March 13, had declared the virus to be a “pandemic” causing more than 5,000 deaths worldwide. They had announced that Europe has now become the "epicentre" for the COVID-19 pandemic.