Two persons from Noida near Delhi were admitted to the hospital again as they tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) after they had been discharged.
They are admitted at Noida’s Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS). They were discharged last Friday after the second round of tests (taken within 24 hours) had come negative. But a third round of test showed positive results. The samples were taken when they were being discharged.
According to guidelines of the Centre, a person affected with COVID-19 can be declared to have recovered if s/he tests negative in two consecutive tests within 24 hours. This is arguably the first such case in the country where persons released have tested positive again.
Officials of the hospital were quoted saying that a detailed report will be sent to the Centre after proper investigation into the case.
Noida is in Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. The state has recorded 483 COVID-19 cases of whom 46 people have recovered and five have died. Gautam Buddh Nagar district has among the highest number of cases in the state, and many places have been sealed already.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in India currently stands at 9,152. Out of these, 857 have recovered while 308 have died.