Nagpur: Faster recovery and fewer number of COVID-19 positive patients provided some relief to residents of the second capital of the state, Nagpur today as only 18 positive cases were reported and 53 patients were discharged from three government-run- hospitals, Medical College, Mayo and AIIMS.
On Friday, two deaths of coronavirus were reported. Both died at the Mayo General Hospital in the morning. With the deaths of these two persons, the toll in the city has reached 23 from the pandemic while the positive cases touched 1402, of which 1031 have recovered so far.
Recovery of the first 100 came nearly a month after the discharge of the first patient. The number reached 200 within the next three days while it took five days to reach 300 marks, slowly increasing over days and weeks.
Meanwhile, RTM Nagpur University has developed a testing laboratory for COVID-19 on its campus. After passing all hurdles, the university is awaiting final inspection by the appropriate authority. Four rooms in the Department of Commerce were developed to conduct the tests. The laboratory has one RT-PCR machine at present. University requested Divisional Commissioner to get one more.
The University also trained four technicians to examine the throat swab samples for coronavirus from different well-known government-approved labs, including the AIIMS and the Medical College and Hospital.