Kasargod, Feb 03, 2020: Kerala confirmed a third case of novel coronavirus on Monday. The third patient—also a student who returned from Wuhan in China—is undergoing treatment at the Kasargode’s Kanjangad, state health minister KK Shailaja said.
The patient has a travel history from Wuhan in China. The patient has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus and is in isolation in the hospital. The patient is stable and is being closely monitored," Union Health Ministry said today in a statement.
All three coronavirus cases have been reported in different parts of the state. India’s first case was reported on January 30 in central Kerala’s Thrissur. On Sunday, the central government reported second case of the infectious disease in Alappuzha.
Over 1,700 people are under surveillance at their homes in Kerala for possible exposure to the virus. Seventy people are being monitored in isolation wards across the state. The first patient confirmed for the infection has shown consistent improvement, state health officials said as they urged people travelling from China to report to the health department.
oronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause a number of illnesses, ranging from common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The common symptoms include fever, cough and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the patient can suffer from pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.