Kozhikode, September 18
No new Nipah positive cases were reported in the state since September 16 with 61 more samples of persons who were in the high risk contact list turning up negative for the virus, the Kerala government said on Monday.
State Health Minister Veena George told reporters that results of the genomic sequencing, to confirm there was no second wave of the virus outbreak, would be available by Monday evening or Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, the Central teams were in the field and surveying all relevant locations, the minister said.
"One of the teams might go back today," she added.
The last Nipah positive case reported in the state was on September 15.
The minister on Sunday had said that the situation was under control.
George had also said the four infected persons, including a nine-year-old boy, were getting better and the child has been taken off ventilator for the time being.
She had also said that samples from 36 bats have been taken and sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune to ascertain the presence of the virus among the mammals.
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