Thrissur (Kerala): A female medical student, who was India’s first COVID-19 patient, has again tested positive for the virus, health authorities said on Tuesday.
“She is re-infected with COVID-19. Her RT-PCR is positive, antigen is negative. She is asymptomatic,” Thrissur District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr KJ Reena said.
“Her samples were tested as she was prepared to go to New Delhi for study purposes. Then the RT-PCR result turned out to be positive,” the DMO told news agency PTI.
“The woman is currently at home and she is OK,” Reena added.
On January 30, 2020, the third year medical student from Wuhan University had first tested positive days after returning home to India, becoming the country’s first COVID patient.