India’s first Covid-19 patient, who recovered, tests positive for virus again

Kerla girl medical pupil, who was India’s first COVID-19 case, has examined constructive once more, well being authorities mentioned on Tuesday.

“She is reinfected with COVID-19. Her RT-PCR is constructive, antigen is damaging. She is asymptomatic,” Thrissur DMO Dr Ok J Reena instructed information company PTI.

It was on January 30, 2020 that the third yr medical pupil from Wuhan college examined constructive for coronavirus, changing into the nation’s first COVID-19 affected person, days after she had returned dwelling following semester holidays.

After almost three weeks of therapy on the Thrissur Medical School Hospital, she had examined damaging twice for the virus, confirming her restoration, and was discharged on February 20, 2020. In response to the state well being division at the moment, 34 folks had been in isolation wards throughout varied hospitals within the state.

After the primary constructive case was reported from Thrissur, two different Keralite college students from Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus, had examined constructive in Alappuzha and Kasaragod districts final yr.

The southern state has been reeling underneath the surge in novel coronavirus instances because the starting of the pandemic final yr. Though hailed for with the ability to management the unfold of the virus, Kerala’s former Well being Minister KK Shailaja, the state continues to be underneath the radar of the Centre for its rising instances.

Aside from that, Kerala can be preventing a battle of rising Zika virus instances. At the moment, there are 21 instances within the state, knowledgeable Kerala Well being Minister Veena George.

Zika is usually unfold via the chunk of the Aedes mosquito however will also be sexually transmitted, in accordance with the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.

The virus was first found in monkeys in Uganda’s Zika forest in 1947 and has precipitated a number of outbreaks the world over in latest many years.

No vaccines or anti-viral medication can be found as prevention or treatment.

Signs embody fever, pores and skin rashes, conjunctivitis and muscle and joint ache, however fatalities are uncommon.

In the meantime, Kerala logged 7,798 recent instances of COVID-19 and 100 deaths on Monday, taking the whole an infection rely to 30,73,134 and the toll to 14,686. Thrissur reported the very best variety of cases–1,092, adopted by Kozhikode with 780 and Kollam 774.

“Out of these discovered contaminated on Monday, 32 reached the state from outdoors whereas 7,202 contracted the illness from their contacts. The sources of an infection of 530 are but to be traced. Thirty 4 well being employees are additionally amongst these contaminated,” well being minister Veena George mentioned in a launch. She mentioned 85,307 samples had been examined within the final 24 hours, taking the cumulative variety of specimens examined to date to 2,45,09,870.

The check positivity fee within the state stood at 9.14 per cent. The minister additionally mentioned that the federal government would start a marketing campaign to vaccinate all pregnant ladies within the state.

“By a marketing campaign named ‘mathrukavacham’, Asha employees will register particulars of all pregnant ladies on the ward degree. Thus the well being employees will make sure that all pregnant ladies are vaccinated,” she mentioned. Separate vaccination camps can be held for them with a view to keep away from contact with the general public, the minister mentioned.

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