Vizag’s first COVID-19 patient recovering

The patient’s latest test shows he has tested negative for novel coronavirus infection.

The 65-year-old man from Allipuram area in Visakhapatnam who was the first to test positive for COVID-19 in the city and was under treatment at Government Hospital for Chest and Communicable Diseases, was declared as negative by the Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, on Saturday.

The 65-year-old with a travel history to Saudi Arabia was admitted to the hospital on March 17 and was declared as positive on March 19.

He was put under treatment at GHCCD and his samples were sent to the lab at Kakinada on Friday. On Saturday, the reports confirmed that he was cured and declared negative, said District Health officials. However, sources said that he will be discharged after some more reconfirmation and tests.

One of his family members, a 49-year-old woman also tested positive at a later date and is under treatment at GHCCD.

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