Arunachal Pradesh’s First COVID-19 Patient Tests Negative

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Arunachal Pradesh’s first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patient has tested negative for the virus in the third test.

The tests were conducted at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) at Dibrugarh in Assam. The man is being kept in isolation for 13 days under the observation of doctors.

“The first positive (coronavirus) case of Arunachal has tested negative today after conducting the 3rd test. He was kept in isolation for 13 days, under the observation of doctors. Repeat sample is being collected today again,” Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, tweeted.

The patient hails from Medo village in Lohit district. He who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi last month.

The man had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 1st and 7th, 2020 test but his third test on Tuesday was negative. Arunachal Pradesh has so far confirmed just one positive case of COVID-19.

Another sample of the patient has been collected and sent to RMRC for the final test. The patient is as of now asymptomatic.

Arunachal Pradesh has so far reported only one COVID- 19 positive case in Lohit district.

The count of the country’s novel coronavirus cases increased to 12,380 on April 16th, 2020. Of these, 1,488 have been cured and discharged, and 414 have succumbed to the virus, said the Ministry. 

Photo credit: clinicaltrialsarena.com

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