A suspected case of coronavirus was on Tuesday admitted to an isolation ward of Hisar’s Civil Hospital. The suspected patient, Mohan is pursuing MBBS from China and had recently returned from there.
Mohan returned from China on February 1 and called us up on 3rd, after experiencing fever and sore throat. His samples have been taken. Results are awaited. Mohan underwent a medical check-up at Delhi airport upon his arrival. Doctors have collected his samples which have further been sent to Delhi’s NCD central lab and his reports are likely to arrive after three days.
Doctors have collected the samples from the adrenal part of the patient’s throat. Currently, he is being treated for a fever. Family members have been instructed to maintain a proper distance from the patient.
The virus originated in Wuhan in December and has since then spread to various parts around the world.
According to Chinese government officials, the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic has risen to more than 420 while the number of those affected by the deadly disease has crossed 20,000. India has reported three positive cases of coronavirus so far, all from Kerala.
There is no medicine available for novel coronavirus infection. Doctors are not sure when a coronavirus patient can infect a healthy person. Some researchers claim coronavirus outbreak is being under-reported in China.