Kashmir’s first COVID-19 patient beats virus, walks home

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Srinagar:  A woman from Khanyar area of Srinagar, who became the first case of Covid-19 in Kashmir, has recovered with doctors saying that the lady has been tested negative in multiple tests. She has also been discharged from SKIMS on Wednesday.

“The Srinagar woman, who became the first coronavirus case in Kashmir on March 18 tested negative multiple times at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar and was discharged on Wednesday”, said doctors at SKIMS.

The 67-year-old woman had returned to her home on March 16th after performing Umrah in Saudi Arabia. Nodal Officer for Coronavirus at SKIMS, Dr. G H Yatoo told, that the multiple samples of the woman sent to the viral Diagnostic and Research Lab have tested negative.

He confirmed that she has been discharged from hospital today after treatment of 14 days at SKIMS. Notably, 62 persons have so far tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir while two persons have so far died due to the novel disease—(KNO)

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