Khanyar woman, who became Kashmir's first Covid-19 patient, tests negative

A woman from Khanyar area of Srinagar, who became the first case of the Covid-19 disease in Kashmir, has recovered with doctors saying she has now tested negative for the novel disease.

“The Srinagar woman, who became the first coronavirus case in Kashmir on March 18 tested negative on Sunday at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar,” said a spokesman of SKIMS.

The 67-year-old woman had returned to her home on March 16th after performing Umrah in Saudi Arabia.

Quoting G H Yatoo, Nodal officer for Coronavirus at SKIMS, news agency KNO reported that the samples of the woman sent to the viral Diagnostic and Research Lab have tested negative.

He said the woman would be kept in quarantine for a period of 14 days and after that it would be decided whether to discharge her or not.

41 persons have so far tested positive for Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir with two persons dying due to the novel disease.