COVID-19: 24 in-patients at Army’s R&R hospital test +ve 

NEW DELHI: A total of 24 non-COVID in-patients at Indian Army’s Research and Referral Hospital here have tested positive, an Indian Army spokesperson informed on Tuesday.

“Twenty-four non-covid in-patients, who include serving and retired military personnel and dependents, admitted in Army Hospital (R&R), all from same department (oncology) have tested positive for the virus and shifted to Base Hospital at Delhi Cantt,” Indian Army Spokesperson Col Anand said.

So far no healthcare staff has been tested positive, he informed. “After a patient is tested positive, a detailed contact tracing has been carried out including the family members which were then categorized including into High Risk Group.

Quarantine protocol and testing of those in high risk group have been carried out,” Col Anand said. “All this can take upto 48 hours,” he added.

Till Monday, a total of 74 persons including serving, retired and dependents from all armed forces including Army, Navy and Air Force tested positive.

So far 42 have been discharged after successful treatment. Out of the total, 60 are serving personnel and 28 have been released. India on Monday reported its highest ever spike with over 3,900 coronavirus cases, pushing the cases beyond 46,000-mark.

Delhi has so far witnessed 4,898 cases, which includes 1,431 recovery while 64 fatalities. (AGENCIES)