Ground Report | New Delhi: India’s first Covid-19 patient; The woman who was the first to be infected with Covid-19 in India has once again become a victim of the Covid Virus. The woman’s RT-PCR is positive, antigen-negative though she is asymptomatic. She was tested for Covid when she was going to Delhi for the purpose of her studies.
India’s first Covid-19 patient
“She is infected with COVID-19. Her RT-PCR is positive, antigen-negative. She is asymptomatic,” News Agency PTI quoted Thrissur DMO Dr. K J Reena saying.
Thrissur DMO K J Reena said there is nothing to fear as the woman’s health condition is stable. “There are instances in which people contract the virus for the second time. This could be the case. We are in touch with her and tracking her health condition.”
She is yet to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The source of infection in her case is unknown.
On 30 January 2020, a third-year medical student of Wuhan University was found to be corona virus-positive. She was the first COVID-19 patient in the country as she returned home after the semester holidays. She turned negative after about three weeks of treatment at Thrissur Medical College Hospital. She was discharged on 20 February 2020.
After the arrival of 31,443 new cases of COVID19 in India, the total number of positive cases has increased to 3,09,07,282. After 2,020 new deaths, the total number of deaths has gone up to 4,10,784. After 49,007 new discharges, the total number of discharges was 3,00,63,720. (India’s first Covid-19 patient)
The total number of active cases in the country is 4,32,778. In the last 24 hours, 40,65,862 vaccines of coronavirus were administered in the country, after which the total vaccination figure was 38,14,67,646.