Thiruvananthapuram: The final test results of the two coronavirus patients from Thrissur and Alappuzha districts of Kerala has come out negative, health officials confirmed on Monday. Though the first patient has recovered completely her sample has been sent for testing. The patient will be permitted to leave the hospital if the test result is negative.
The coronavirus patient in Alappuzha will be permitted to leave the hospital once the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune confirms the observation of the health department.
The test results of the 15 students who returned to Kerala from China's Kunming has also come out negative.
3367 individuals are under observation in the state, Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja informed. Out of the 364 samples sent for testing, 337 have been tested negative. The health condition of the individuals under observation in the hospital remain satisfactory, the minister said.
Though the 'state calamity' alert was withdrawn, the state has not lowered its guard and the (28-day) quarantine period would continue, she said.
Though the incubation period recommended by the centre is 14 days, Kerala being a densely populated state is observing a 28 day incubation period.
India's all three positive coronavirus cases-- reported from Thrissur, Alappuzha and Kasaragod districts-- are Keralite students, two of them medicos, of a university at Wuhan, the epicentre of the nCoV.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India is equipped to face the coronavirus threat that the virus spread in Kerala has been contained.