Kerala: 61 People Tested Negative for Nipah Virus So Far

61 people who had come in close contact with the 12-year-old child who succumbed to Nipah virus have been tested negative, said Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Thursday.

The minister in a press release said that the samples of 15 more persons in the contact list came back negative, taking the total number of people who are in the clear to 61.

She also said more samples would be tested during the day and that at present 64 persons were under observation at the Kozhikode Medical College and their health was stable.

As of Wednesday evening the total number of people who tested negative was 46.

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