thiruvananthapuram sources stated that in further relief to kerala, a student treated for the novel coronavirus in the state was discharged on sunday after two consecutive test results returned negative. The patient from Kasaragod became India's second patient to recover from the infection. Meanwhile the state health department said the patient was one of the three positive cases of coronavirus detected in the country on their return from china, would, however, remain under home quarantine for ten days. More than 2,000 people are still under observation for the novel coronavirus in the state.
Earlier on thursday, a student from alappuzha was discharged after his two consecutive samples sent for testing at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in pune turned out to be negative. India's first coronavirus case, a woman medico from thrissur, is awaiting test results from pune NIV after samples screened at the alappuzha centre of the institute had returned negative last week. Both the discharged students, studying in a university in wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly virus that has claimed over 1,600 lives in china, had earlier tested positive for the infection and were treated in isolation wards set up in medical college hospitals in alappuzha and Kasaragod.
Moreover kerala health minister K K Shailaja said in a release on sunday of the 2,210 people under surveillance in various districts, as many as 16 were in isolation wards in hospitals and the remaining 2,194 are in home quarantine.