While the global health scenario is at doldrums with the death toll soaring to almost 1,000, Kerala government came up with good news of sorts. According to the reports, the latest test results of Kerala’s first patient confirmed with coronavirus turned negative. Reportedly, swap sample of the medical student who returned from Wuhan which was submitted to the laboratories on January tested negative. Stating that the patient can be declared fully recovered given her next sample also tests negative, Thrissur medical authorities confirmed that the patient’s condition is currently stable.
While the authorities were asked to make an official announcement, the Kerala health department sources stated that they would take to media once the specimen sent to Pune NIV confirmed negative. Meanwhile, the two other students in Kerala who suffered coronavirus infection were still in isolation at hospitals in Alappuzha and Kasargod. While almost 3,000 people are still under observation in the state, according to health authorities, 45 people are admitted in isolation wards of hospitals across Kerala.