Five more test positive for Covid-19 in Bengal, count now 15

Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The coronavirus count in West Bengal shot up to 15 on Friday, with five members of the same family testing positive for the disease, state health officials said.

Three of the afflicted are children and two others women. They have all been admitted at the ID Hospital, Beliaghata.

Health Department sources said the patients included a nine-month-old baby, a six-year-old child, and an 11-year-old boy. The two women victims are aged 27 and 45 years.

An official said they attended a marriage function in Tehatta of Nadia district where one of the guests who came from London via Delhi was detected with the virus.

Fifteen others who have come in close contact of this family would be quarantined, the Health Department official said.

He said 61 swab samples were sent for testing on Friday, of which 56 gave negative results.

This is the first case of a baby getting infected with the deadly virus in the state.

So far, one person has died of the disease in Bengal. Nine others previously detected with the virus are under treatment in hospital.



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