17-Year-Old COVID-19 Patient Of Kendrapada Had Travelled To Kolkata

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday revealed the travel history of a 17-year-old girl of Rajanagar area in Odisha’s Kendrapada district, who had tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

While the district administration had earlier told the media that she had visited a neighbouring state, the travel history showed that she had come in an ambulance from Kolkata via Balasore and Bhadrak to Naidia village on March 28. She was in home quarantine from March 29. Though asymptomatic, her samples were collected as part of routine surveillance and the result was found to be positive on April 11. She was then shifted to Ashwini COVID Hospital in Cuttack.

For contact tracing and active surveillance, the village and nearby villages, comprising 150 households, have been sealed, Kendrapada Collector Samarth Verma had informed earlier in the day.

Swab samples of her family members have also been collected for test, he added.

This is second COVID-19 case in the district. On April 6, a 32-year-old man, who returned from Dubai, was found to have contracted the infection.


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