Hyderabad: Three more persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus taking the total number of cases in Telangana to 16 on Thursday.
According to the health bulletin issued late in the night, a flyer, who contracted the virus, travelled from Dubai and reached Hyderabad on March 14 and developed the symptoms on March 17.
The second patient travelled from London to Hyderabad via Dubai on March 18. He was confirmed positive on Thursday and admitted to Gandhi Hospital. The third patient also travelled from London to Hyderabad.
According to health officials, they were immediately isolated and tested for Covid-19 at Gandhi Hospital. The contact of the 14th patient were traced and they are all under home quarantine. Measures are being taken to track all the passengers of the Dubai-Hyderabad flight. Likewise, efforts are also on to identify the contacts of the remaining two positive patients.
Meanwhile, the eight nationals from Indonesia and the remaining four positive cases, who are admitted to Gandhi Hospital, are stable, the officials said.
The first patient who tested positive in Telangana recovered and was discharged, while the remaining 15 were admitted to the hospital’s isolation wards.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, surveillance teams identified 40 passengers with suspected symptoms of Covid-19 and admitted them to Gandhi Hospital, Fever Hospital and Chest Hospital. There are seven suspected cases admitted to District Hospital in Karimnagar, the officials said.