Odisha discharges first Covid-19 patient after recovery

Published: Apr 3, 2020, 1:24 pm IST
Eight nurses test positive for Covid-19 at Kalawati Saran Hospital

Bhubaneswar:  The first coronavirus (COVID-19) patient of Odisha has recovered completely and was discharged from hospital after being tested negative, Health officials said on Friday.

“The first COVID-19 positive case, belonging to Bhubaneswar who is being treated at Capital hospital has recovered and tested negative for COVID-19. He is being discharged. Active COVID-19 cases in Odisha now stand at 3. Congratulations to the medical team at Capital Hospital,” said a Health department tweet.

The youth from Bhubaneswar with travel history to Italy had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 15.

The second COVID-19 patient of the state was discharged on Wednesday.

So far, the government has conducted 1,113 tests, while five were confirmed COVID-19 positive.