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Byculla women's jail inmate tests positive for coronavirus

The new case comes two days after a doctor attached to Byculla jail tested positive for coronavirus.

Published: 10th May 2020 05:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th May 2020 05:03 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

MUMBAI: A 54-year-old inmate of Byculla women's jail here has tested positive for coronavirus, a prison official said on Sunday.

She was referred to the government-run J J Hospital a few days back after her oxygen saturation level fell below 90 per cent.

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During the treatment, she was tested for coronavirus which came out negative on Friday, he said. However, her second test conducted on Saturday came out positive for COVID-19, the official said.

She is undergoing treatment at St George Hospital here, he added. The new case comes two days after a doctor attached to Byculla jail tested positive for coronavirus.

Earlier, 77 inmates of Arthur Road Jail here and 26 staffers were found to have contracted the infection.

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