COVID-19 patient from Sundergarh recovers, total 19 people cured so far in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Apr 16 () A COVID-19 patient fromOdishas Sundergarh district has recovered and will soon bedischarged from the hospital, the state government said.

A 67-year-old man and an 18-year-old boy from theBisra area in Sundergarh district had tested positive for thevirus and were admitted to the Hi-Tech COVID Hospital inRourkela. While the elderly man had attended a religiouscongregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi'sNizamuddin last month, the teenager was infected after comingin contact with him.

However, it was not immediately clear which one of thetwo patients recovered.

The Health and Family Welfare Department said thatwith this recovery, the total number of persons cured ofCOVID-19 in the state is 19.Advertisement

The rate of recovery from the disease in Odisharemains at 30 per cent, an official said.

It is indeed a pleasure to share that today we tested1,197 samples for COVID-19, the highest so far. No new caseswere found. One positive case of Sundargarh has recovered fromCOVID-19 and will soon be discharged. Our recovered cases nowstand at 19. A great day indeed!" the department tweeted lateon Wednesday night.

A total of 6,734 samples have been tested till April15 of which reports of 60 persons came in as positive.

The number of active patients in Odisha now stands at40, an official said.

A 72-year-old man, resident of the Jharpada localityin Bhubaneswar, died of the disease on April 6.National Health Mission director Shalini Pandit saidon Wednesday that only two patients required hospital care,while the rest are kept in hospital isolation.Advertisement

She said many of the active cases will be soondischarged from hospitals. AAMSOM SOM

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