Lucknow, Mar 19 : With two more cases testing positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday, the number of patients infected with the coronavirus outbreak rose to 19 in Uttar Pradesh. "Two more persons have tested positive for Coronavirus in Lucknow, taking the total number of cases to 5. All the patients are stable," confirmed Dr Sudhir Singh, COVID-19 isolation ward incharge, King George's Medical University(KGMU) here on Thursday.
Doctors said one of the new COVID 19 patient is a native of Nishatganj locality of the state capital, who had recently returned from London. The second patient is from Lakhimpur Kheri, who had returned from Turkey. Tests of both the patients were found positive on Thursday. Meanwhile officials in Lakhimpur Kheri said that health teams were sent to the place from where the coronavirus patient belongs and they will check with the people with whom he came in contact.
On Wednesday, two coronavirus patients were detected, one in Noida and another a doctor, who was treating the coronavirus patient in KGMU Lucknow. Later samples of other other doctors were also taken and sent for a test but it was found negative. In Uttar Pradesh, Agra has the highest number of eight COVID-19 patients, followed by Five in Lucknow, four in Noida and two in Ghaziabad. However, it has been reported that four patients of Agra, who were treated in Delhi, have been fully cured. (UNI)