Odisha’s second COVID-19 patient discharged from hospital


Bhubaneswar: The second coronavirus patient of Odisha, who had tested positive for the virus on March 19, was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.

 “The second COVID-19 positive case in Odisha, belonging to Bhubaneswar has completely recovered and tested negative. He is being discharged,” the health department tweeted.

The second positive person was undergoing treatment at AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

The 20-year-old son of a senior AIIMS functionary had returned from the UK on March 18.

The first Covid-19 patient of the state is also likely to be discharged soon.

“The first COVID positive person undergoing treatment at Capital Hospital is doing fine. No need to panic about his health. As per protocol, discharge of a COVID positive case is considered only after two consecutive samples taken during 24 hours are negative,” the Health department tweeted.

A 31-year old man from Bhubaneswar with travel history to Italy had tested positive for coronavirus on March 15.

So far, four persons have been confirmed COVID-19 positive in Odisha.