COVID-19: One More Patient Tests Positive in West Bengal
The patient had a recent travel history to the UK, and was travelling with friends who also tested positive.
On Friday, 20 March, West Bengal saw its second case of COVID-19, confirmed a government official. The total in India as of today is 195 confirmed cases, with 4 deaths and 20 recoveries.
The second confirmed case in the state till date, the man had a recent travel history to the United Kingdom. He has been admitted to a hospital and all his family members have been put under isolation.
The 22-year-old man returned from London on 13 March and decided to be in self-quarantine since two of his friends - who he travelled back with - tested positive. The friends are residents of Punjab and Chattisgarh and they tested positive in their respective cases.
The state government has decided to shift his grandparents from home quarantine to the Beleghata Infectious Diseases Hospital as they are aged. The man’s parents, brother, paternal aunt and uncle are in home quarantine.
On Monday, 16 March, the man from West Bengal started showing symptoms and was admitted to the infectious diseases hospital in Beleghata, the only such facility in the city. Yesterday late night his reports came and he had tested positive, according to West Bengal health department sources.
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