First positive patient in EG discharged

Kakinada: The 22-year-old youngster who was the first Covid-19 positive case in East Godavari was discharged on Friday after he tested negative twice as per the protocol.
The youth, a student of King’s College in London, returned to Rajahmundry recently and tested positive following which he was admitted to the isolation ward in GGH Kakinada.
East Godavari collector D Muralidhar Reddy said the youth underwent treatment under an experienced medical team and was discharged after conducting Covid-19 tests twice which came out negative.
The collector further said that of the 36 people from the district who had gone to New Delhi, 34 have returned while two are in UP. All the returnees have been tested and three of them are Covid-19 positive, the collector said. Reddy added that 200 samples have been collected from family members.
Speaking to TOI, the youth said that upon returning from London he found out that one of his co-passengers on the flight had tested positive. He then approached the doctors who admitted him to GGH, Kakinada.
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