Third case of coronavirus in Telangana, patient came from Netherlands

Hyderabad: While Telangana’s first COVID-19 patient was discharged two days back, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that Telangana has three confirmed cases of coronavirus on March 15. The ministry, while including Telangana’s discharged COVID-19 patient, had added two other people to the corona-positive list from the state.

The second positive case had a travel history from Netherlands, according to health officials. The other person from this list includes the 24-year-old student who had returned from Italy.  The 24-year-old student had come to Khammam on March 7 from Italy. After she showed symptoms of COVID-19, and got treated in a local hospital, she was later admitted in Gandhi Hospital on March 11. It was on March 14 that she was tested positive for coronavirus.

The Telangana government has 1,123 people in their COVID-19 suspect list. Results are awaited for 18 people in the state, who are symptomatic of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the Centre said that a total of 90 Indian nationals have been confirmed with COVID-19. Maharashtra and Kerala registered the highest number of cases. While Maharashtra registered 31 coronavirus patients, Kerala had 22 patients, as of March 15.

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