The 23-year-old girl was admitted at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) on March 24, making her the first confirmed COVID-19 patient in Manipur and Northeast India
The 23-year-old girl was admitted at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) on March 24, making her the first confirmed COVID-19 patient in Manipur and Northeast India|Representational image
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COVID-19: 23-yr-old Manipur patient tests positive for 2nd time

Health condition of state’s first coronavirus patient stable and improving, no need to panic, say officials; the 23-year-old girl had recently returned from London

Vangamla Salle K S

Vangamla Salle K S

Imphal: The lone Manipur COVID-19 patient, who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus last week, has reportedly tested positive for the second time, as per officials.

However, the health condition of the patient is stable and improving, and there’s no need to panic, said officials.

A 23-year-old girl who had recently returned from London was admitted at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) on March 24, making her the first confirmed COVID-19 patient in Manipur and Northeast India.

As per the official, the second test was done on Monday which turns out to be positive again.

Despite her stable health condition , the girl has to become serology negative to be cleared from the virus, officials said. She will remain in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at JNIMS Hospital for observation to avoid any further health crisis, though she is improving, reports said.

The rest of her family members, including her brother who had also returned from the United States and travelled together with her from Kolkata to Imphal, all tested negatives, said reports.

Soon after her reports were confirmed, the state government put an all-out effort to trace down the co-passengers of the AirAsia flight in which she was travelling and those contacts who came close to her for immediate quarantine. However, no symptoms for the novel coronavirus were reported from those linked to her.

Meanwhile, of the 14 people identified from the state who had attended the Nizamuddin religious meeting in Delhi recently, three suspected cases of COVID-19 are said to have been admitted at JNIMS on Tuesday.

Their samples have been tested for coronavirus and the results are awaited till the time of filing this report.

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