23-year-old girl from Imphal West -- Manipur’s 1st COVID-19 patient -- will undergo last serology test today, as per protocol; result will determine future course of action
Imphal: The first COVID-19 patient of Manipur, who is currently undergoing treatment for coronavirus in an isolation ward at JNIMS Hospital in Imphal, reportedly tested negative on Saturday, on the tenth day of her treatment.
However, as per reports, the 23-year-old girl from Imphal West will have to undergo one last serology test after 24 hours on Sunday, as per protocol. The result will determine whether she will be discharged or remain in hospital for further observation.
As per official sources, the girl’s health is in stable condition and she has started eating normally now.
The reports of the patient’s steady health improvement have given a ray of hope for the people of the state, especially her family members.
On Saturday, the COVID-19 Common Control Room also informed that all the 31 high-risk co-passengers of the state’s first COVID-19 patient of AirAsia flight on March 21 from Kolkata to Imphal have successfully completed 14 days of facility quarantine without any signs or symptoms for coronavirus.
However, they are being referred to RIMs and JNIMS for mandatory testing, sources said.
The girl, a resident of Imphal West, has a travel history to London. She was admitted at JNIMS on March 25 after complaining of severe fever and dry cough.
Meanwhile, the Nizamuddin religious meet returnee who tested positive for coronavirus, the second case in the state, is also reportedly in good condition.
So far, as many as 1,87,488 incoming passengers have screened at entry points, including Imphal Airport. Of the 136 total samples tested, 16 suspected cases as on April 4 are in hospital for observation to prevent probable spread of the infectious disease in the state.