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First Covid-19 patient recovers; tests negative

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Srinagar: Director Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) on Sunday confirmed that the first Covid-19 confirmed case been tested negative and said the patient is still under observation.

According to a statement issued by SKIMS, the woman patient from Khanyar who was first COVID-19 case from Kashmir Valley had travel history and had returned from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah has fully recovered from coronavirus pandemic.

“SKIMS would like to share a very good and positive development in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. The first positive case, an elderly lady with history of foreign travel and symptomatic thereof, admitted for management of COVID-19 infection, has responded very well to the treatment and, in fact, recovered with the repeated tests as negative in 24 hours on the 14th day. She has shown progressive recovery and is being shifted to Level-II for further quarantine purpose,” the statement said.

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