Wednesday, April 8, 2020

COVID-19: RMRC–ICMR confirms one more positive case in A&N Islands


Administration identifying contacts of this confirmed case
Total number of COVID positive increases to 11

Port Blair, Apr 8
     The designated laboratory for COVID-19 in A&N Islands, RMRC–ICMR, Dollygunj today has confirmed one more positive tested case in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. As per the laid down protocols, the Administration is conducting tests of all the suspected cases who are in Institutional Quarantine facilities before discharging them from facilities after completing mandatory 14 days quarantine period. The passenger who was identified as positive tested yesterday travelled to Islands from Chennai by Indigo Flight on 24.03.2020 and was put in Institutional Quarantine facility at Hotel Keys. The Administration is now identifying contacts of this confirmed case and will put all the contacts under observation.
    It is pertinent to mention that till now, there were 10 positive cases in the Islands and they are under treatment in GB Pant Hospital. With the addition of this case, now the total number of positive cases has increased to 11 in the Islands. All these 11 confirmed cases are from two different flights which came from mainland on 24.03.2020.
    The Administration has conducted massive tests during the last 2 days. Around 269 samples were sent to RMRC-ICMR laboratory on 6th & 7th April 2020. Till today, the designated laboratory for COVID-19 in A&N Islands, the RMRC–ICMR, Dollygunj has conducted tests of 523 samples, out of which 11 have been found positive, a communication from the Principal Secretary (Health) said here today.

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