Second Suspected Case of Novel Coronavirus Also Found In Kerala
The second case of novel coronavirus in India is reported from Kerala. The patient returned from China on January 24 and it suspected to have coronavirus infection but is said to be stable.
Novel coronavirus cases in India
On Thursday, the first case of novel coronavirus was reported from Kerala where a medical student from China’s Wuhan city reported the throat infection. Soon she was quarantined at a hospital in Thrissur.
The second suspected case of novel coronavirus was also from Kerala. But the case is yet to be confirmed said Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja. The minister said that the government was informed about the suspected case of coronavirus by National Institute of Virology in Pune. The institute said that there could be possibility of another positive case in Alappuzha.
NIV Pune is conducting detailed examination of the patient to confirm the case. Meanwhile, the government has released an advisory for people coming from China to report to health department. NIV Pune would confirm the second case in a short time.
Kerala, that has two cases of novel coronavirus, has 1,700 people under surveillance at their homes. They have exposure to the virus in China. But around 70 people have been kept in isolation wards for close monitoring.
Novel coronavirus outbreak in the world
Starting from Wuhan in China, the novel coronavirus has spread to more than 20 countries across the globe. Considering the speed of outbreak, the WHO has declared novel coronavirus a global health emergency.