The swab sample of Tripura’s first COVID-19 positive patient tested negative in the second test on Monday.
Confirming the news, the health officials said the test was conducted on Monday and its report came at night.
The health officials said, “Another round of test will conducted after some days and in that test if she is found negative, then we will think that she is cured.”
The first COVID-19 positive patient of Tripura, who is a lady, has a travel history to Guwahati and reached Agartala on March 19.
On April 7 she tested positive for COVID19 and currently she has been undergoing treatment at the Agartala Medical College Hospital.
She is from Udaipura of Gomoti district.
The second patient, who tested positive for COVID19 on April 10, is a 32-year-old man from Madhya Pradesh.
The infected man, who has currently been staying at Damcherra in North Tripura district, travelled along with Tripura’s first COVID19 positive case in train.
The second infected patient is a Tripura State Rifles (TSF) jawan.
The patient is undergoing treatment in a hospital at Agartala.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted on Monday night stating that the report of the state’s first COVID19 positive patient has been found negative in the second test.
“In a major development, the test reports of first COVID19 patient of Tripura have come negative for second consecutive time,” said chief minister Deb tweeted.
“Health condition of the patient is improving, if the same thing continues, soon she will be shifted to quarantine and will be under surveillance,” the CM added.
“I believe, with the blessings of Mata Tripurasundari she will recover very soon. I Pray to Mata Tripurasundari so that the state turns Corona free soon,” chief minister Deb further tweeted.
In a major development, the test reports of first COVID19 patient of Tripura have come negative for second consecutive time.
Health condition of the patient is improving, if the same thing continues, soon she will be shifted to quarantine and will be under surveillance.
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) April 13, 2020