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Two in Noida, one in Greater Noida test positive for COVID-19

Press Trust of India  |  Noida (UP) 

A husband-wife duo in Noida and a man in Greater Noida on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar district to 11, officials said.

The 50-year-old man and his 47-year-old wife live in Sector 137 and do not have any foreign travel history but the husband, an auditor, had recently met a UK-based client, Health Department officials said.

The 37-year-old man in Greater Noida's Zeta 1 sector has recently returned from Africa, Chief Medical Officer Anurag Bhargava said.

"All the three cases who tested positive on Tuesday have already been hospitalised and are under treatment. Their family members have been kept in isolation and being monitored," Bhargava told PTI.

District administration has sealed the society in Sector 137 of Noida and Sector Zeta 1 in Greater Noida for sanitisation work since the detection of the cases.

"New positive cases for coronavirus have been detected.... The society and the sector concerned have been temporarily sealed from March 24 till March 26 for sanitisation work. Entry into or exit from them will not be allowed during the period except for emergency cases," District Magistrate B N Singh said.

According to the district health department, 362 samples have been sent for test so far, of which 11 have resulted positive, 259 negative, and result for 93 was awaited by Tuesday evening.

A total of 148 people have been kept isolated at quarantine facilities -- 99 at hospitals and 49 at Gautam Buddh University, the department stated, adding that 1,717 individuals were under surveillance.

Uttar Pradesh has recorded 33 such cases, including a foreign national, while the national figure stood at 519 -- including 10 deaths -- till Tuesday evening, according to central government data.

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First Published: Tue, March 24 2020. 20:30 IST