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A 30-year-old male nurse working in the gastroenterology department at AIIMS,Delhi has tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Friday.

After the diagnosis, contact tracing was immediately initiated and samples of around 40 healthcare workers along with some patients from the ward where the nurse was posted were sent for testing. All of these 40 people are now under self quarantine.

“Test results of around 22 people have come out which includes the results of four ICU patients. They are negative. Results of the rest are awaited,” a doctor said.

The nurse had fever on Saturday and had approached the doctors on phone. He was advised to come for testing on Monday as he had a post duty off on Monday. He was finally tested on Wednesday and was diagnosed with COVID-19 as the reports came out on Wednesday night.

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