ITANAGAR, April 15 - The swab sample of the lone COVID-19 patient in Arunachal Pradesh tested negative in the third test, which was conducted at the RMRC in Dibrugarh district of Assam, a senior district Health officer said today.
The man from Medo village in Lohit district, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi had tested positive for COVID-19 on the April 1 and 7 tests, but his third test on Tuesday was negative, District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr S Chai Pul stated.
�The patient is gradually improving as his third test came negative. We collected another sample of his today within 24 hours of his last test as per protocol, and it will be sent to the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) tomorrow for the final test,� Dr Pul said.
�A 12-member team of doctors and other healthcare workers are looking after the patient on a regular basis,� the DMO said.
The patient is as of now asymptomatic and is reported to be without any physical discomfort. He is being given regular counselling, Dr Pul added.
Arunachal Pradesh has so far reported only one COVID-19 positive case in Lohit district. � PTI