A Fourth Person in Patna Tests Positive of Coronavirus

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Patna: A 29-year old Patna City residence on Tuesday has been found coronavirus positive thus raising the total number of patients to four in the state capital.

The man, whose identity remains undisclosed due to obvious reasons, had recently returned from Gujarat. He complained of symptoms similar to those inflicted with coronavirus but chose to stay home and follow domestic treatment.

On Sunday, his condition became worse so he went to a nursing home near Bhagat Singh Chowk. The doctors, however, suspected him of suffering from coronavirus and referred him to the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) where he was put in the isolation ward. The state Health Department was also notified.

Doctors said the patient tested negative during the first test but when his condition worsened, his sample was sent to a lab in Pune that confirmed he was suffering from coronavirus.

So far, only one death in Bihar has been attributed to coronavirus in the state as a 38-year old man became the sixth person to die of the worldwide pandemic that has taken ten lives in the country while infecting 562 others.

These numbers, however, are said to be much lower than the actual numbers as most cities neither have adequate testing facilities nor people with similar symptoms are rushing to the hospitals for a check-up.

Earlier, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced Rs. 1000 to each ration card holder to deal with the consequences of coronavirus and also Rs. 4 lakh to the family members of patients dying as a direct result of the deadly virus.


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