Coronavirus: Pune Couple, the State’s First Positive Patients, Discharged Today

The couple, who tested positive on 9th March and were the first Covid patients in Maharashtra, were given discharge after testing negative twice.

Pune| Pune-based couple, who was Maharashtra’s first positive cases tested for Covid-19, has been given discharge after they tested negative for the virus two consecutive times, a health official informed.

The couple who were admitted to the hospital on 9th March was taken home in an ambulance of the Pune Municipal Corporation.

An official from Pune Civic body informed, “Their first samples after 14 days of isolation period tested negative on Monday. The repeat samples were sent in the next 24 hours on Tuesday and in that also, the couple tested negative.”

The couple was a part of tourist group of 40 people who returned to Mumbai from Dubai on March one. Their daughter was also a part of the group.

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The couple traveled to Pune from Mumbai in a cab. Besides both of them, their daughter and cab driver also tested positive for coronavirus. The first test of the cab driver, their daughter and one other member of the group of forty people, came negative on Tuesday.

The official added, “Their repeat samples will be sent today and if they test negative, they will also be discharged.”

Talking about their condition, the official said the couple is “perfectly fine and they are happy.”

The man also informed that along with him, his wife, daughter and the cab driver are fine healthwise.

Maharashtra’s count of coronavirus cases rose to 107 on Tuesday, making it the state across the country with the highest positive tested cases of coronavirus.


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