Watch: Kerala man leaves hospital after recovering from COVID-19
A video that has emerged on the social media shows the patient, who recovered from coronavirus infection, thanking the health workers and other people in the ward, as they applaud and cheer him on.
The state of Kerala have been leading India's battle against the deadly coronavirus with the state's government announcing socio-economic schemes for its people so that they adhere to strict regulations put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
#CoronaUpdate | Kerala makes a mark. Elderly Couple aged 93 & 88 who were tested for COVID 19 along with other age related ailments & remained critical have now discharged from hospital. pic.twitter.com/8COoBDpck5— Shailaja Teacher (@shailajateacher) April 3, 2020
Recently, the state's health minister, KK Shailaja, announced how the state had successfully managed to cure an elderly couple and a British citizen who had earlier been tested positive with coronavirus. Reports also suggest that Kerala has successfully managed to flatten the curve in Pathanamthitta district - one of the early epicenters for COVID-19 in the state.
Another positive story that emerged on Saturday was from Kasargod, the most affected district in Kerala with more than 100 positive cases, where a patient left his ward at the government hospital after recovering from COVID-19. A video that is now doing rounds on the social media shows the patient thanking the health workers and other people in the ward, as they applauded and cheered him on.
Every recovery is a triumph.— Kadakampally Surendran (@kadakampalli) April 4, 2020
This man recovered from Covid19 and is getting discharged from the hospital. Cheered by patients and staff, this happy scene is from govt hospital, Kasargod, Kerala.#keralafightsCorona #Covid19India pic.twitter.com/pOxR1uMNLY
With depressing stories clouding news platforms and social media timelines, the video of a person fully recovering from his illness and getting to go back home is certain to add some cheer in everyone's life. India crossed the 3000-mark in positive cases on Friday with the numbers increasing exponentially. 647 coronavirus positive cases in two days have been directly linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event that happened in Delhi. Multiple state governments have bee trying hard to trace the patients who have now gone back to their respective homes across the country.
Another significant number of positive patients have been foreign returnees. It has been reported that over 80 % of COVID-19 cases in Kerala are from the Gulf countries. With the 21-day lockdown to set to end on April 14, governing bodies are embracing for another round of spike in cases as more people from across the globe come back to India.