70-Year Old Man Recovers From Coronavirus

One of the first people to test positive for COVID-19 in the city were a senior citizen duo. However, the 70-year old man has now been tested negative and the wife has shown gradual improvements.

70-Year Old Man Recovers From Coronavirus

On March 17, 2020, a 65-year-old patient who had a travel history to Dubai died at Kasturba Hospital. The authorities have not able to conclude that he died due to Coronavirus. The patient was a businessman, and was earlier admitted at Hinduja Hospital and later shifted to Kasturba for further treatment upon testing positive. 

Officials state that the patient's medical history also mentioned diabetes and hypertension, due to which his immunity was low. Hence his recovery was not as quick as expected. Doctors are conducting the post-mortem and other necessary procedures to ascertain cause of death.

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However, on a positive note, a 70-year old man and his wife who were one of the first reported cases in the city have shown gradual improvements. According to the latest swab tests, the 70-year old man has been tested negative and the wife has been tested positive. However, the wife is now in a stable condition. The hospital authorities at Kasturba will be sending his samples to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune for reconfirmation. 

The hospital authorities stated that along with medicines they treated the man using drugs that are used to treat swine flu and tamilflu or oseltamivir as per the guidelines issued by the central health department. They will be sending his blood, urine and stools sample to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune for reconfirmation. 

Currently there 41 cases that have tested positive in the state. The state is trying to battle this outbreak at a war footing and taking every step possible to contain the spread. BEST buses and Mumbai locals are being sanitized. There are also efforts being made to ramp up the facilities. Public places like swimming pools, theatre, parks, malls, religious places, gym etc. along with institutes have been shut down. 

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