April 6, 2020, 11:55 PM

In a huge sigh of relief, eight family members and seven close contacts of Nagpur’s 17th COVID-19 patient, a cap seller from Mominpura, have tested negative for Coronavirus. The results of the tests of these 15 people came out on Sunday.

The eight family members of 17th patient are: wife, five children and two nephews. The seven people are the people who were there with the man, when he was under quarantine at Vanamati before testing positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

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62 swab samples of various people were tested at AIIMS in Nagpur on Sunday and all of them turned out to be negative. The 15 people associated with the 17th patient were among these 62 people. The samples also included two samples of Tablighi Jamaatis (out of eight) from Nagpur and 12 samples of contacts of a patient from Washim.

Nagpur has till now had 17 positive cases of coronavirus. Out of the 17 patients, four have been discharged.
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