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Three students test negative for COVID-19 in Udupi district

Three students test negative for COVID-19 in Udupi district


Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, March 14, 2020:  Three students with symptoms of COVID-19 who had got admitted to the Kasturba Hospital in Manipal on March 12 have tested negative for the disease.

 

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Meanwhile, a 19-year-old student was admitted to the Isolation Ward of the Kasturba Hospital with symptoms of COVID-19 and a 37-year-old male who had returned from a foreign country to a village in Udupi district was admitted to the Isolation Ward at the District Government Hospital here on Friday.

District Health and Family Welfare Officer Sudhir Chandra Sooda told The Hindu
that a student who had recently returned from the U.S. and another student who had also returned from a foreign country and were admitted to the Kasturba Hospital in Manipal with symptoms of COVID-19 on March 12, had tested negative.

But the 19-year-old student who had symptoms of COVID-19 was admitted to the Kasturba Hospital on Friday. The 37-year-old male who had recently returned from a foreign country had breathing difficulty and diarrhoea had been admitted to the Isolation Ward in District Government Hospital here on Friday.

The throat swabs of both these persons along with that of a 69-year-old woman from Sagar taluk of Shivamogga district, who had earlier tested negative for COVID-19, had been sent to the Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) in Shivamogga on Friday, and the results of the test were expected on Saturday.

Though the 69-year-old woman from Sagar taluk of Shivamogga district, who was admitted to the Kasturba Hospital on March 11, had tested negative for COVID-19 on March 12. She was again showing symptoms of the disease. Hence, her throat swabs had been sent for testing to VRDL, Dr. Sooda said.


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