The swab sample of the lone coronavirus patient in Arunachal Pradesh has found to be negative in the third test.
The test was conducted at the RMRC at Lahowal in Assam’s Dibrugarh district, a Health officer said on Wednesday.
The man from Medo village in Lohit district had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markkaz in New Delhi
He had tested positive for COVID-19 on the April 1 and 7 tests, but his third test on Tuesday was negative, district medical officer (DMO) S Chai Pul said.
“The patient is gradually improving as his third test came negative. We collected another sample of his today within 24 hours of his last test as per protocol, and it will be sent to the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) tomorrow for the final test,” Pul said.
He said a 12-member team of doctors and other healthcare workers are looking after the patient on a regular basis.
The patient is as of now asymptomatic and is reported to be without any physical discomfort.
He is being given regular counselling, Pul added.
Arunachal Pradesh has so far reported only one COVID-19 positive case in Lohit district.