Odisha’s first COVID-19 patient recovers, tests negative

Bhubaneswar: The first COVID-19 patient in Odisha has recovered and tested negative for the deadly virus, informed Health & Family Welfare Department today.

The 33-year-old youth from Bhubaneswar had a history of travelling to worst-hit country Italy. He had tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after he reached home state on March 12. He was undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar.

With his recovery, the active cases of COVID-19 in Odisha now stand at three.

Taking to microblogging site Twitter, the Health & Family Welfare Department wrote:

Earlier, the second person, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has been discharged from AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, after his recovery from the disease. He had traveled to the UK, where the virus has claimed over 2000 lives so far.

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