A medical student from Kerala, who was the first Indian to be tested positive for Covid-19 in January last year when the pandemic had hit India hard, has contracted the virus for a second time.
The Kerala resident was diagnosed with coronavirus after her return from Wuhan in China last year, where she had been studying.
According to the district medical officer (DMO) concerned, the student is asymptomatic. She has decided to quarantine herself at home and is being closely monitored. The 20-year-old is a resident of Thrissur district and reportedly received her test results on July 13.
Kerala has 1,11,093 active cases of Covid-19, as per the state government's dashboard. The recovery rate in Kerala now stands at 95.89 per cent and the case fatality rate (CFR) at 0.48 per cent.