Agra, Piyush Sharma
Almost all suspected cases of novel coronavirus from Agra and the National Capital Region can be traced back to a confirmed case from the capital.
The patient who arrived from Vienna on February 25, undertook a trip to Agra shortly after. He met six family members, all of whom have now been quarantined at the Safdurjung Hospital in Delhi.
The samples of six people in Agra who came into contact with Delhi’s coronavirus patient have been sent for confirmation, the government confirmed on Tuesday. Covid-19 is the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The six people were shifted to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday morning, Their samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune, Maharashtra.
“Six cases with high viral load have been detected during sample testing in Agra. These are the ones who have come in contact with the infected patient from New Delhi, who was reported yesterday “Contact tracing of the persons who have come in contact with these six persons is also simultaneously being done through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) network,