Delhi, 2nd August 2022: Another Nigerian man living in Delhi has been found infected with monkeypox. This is the third case of monkeypox in Delhi. Officials have given the information that the total number of people infected with monkeypox in the country has gone up to eight.

On Tuesday, the 31-year-old Nigerian man was admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital after contracting the infection, where the test was found to be positive. Ministry officials said that the patient had no foreign travel history.

While answering a question in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that “There are currently eight confirmed cases of monkeypox in India, out of which five patients have a foreign travel history.”

Ministry officials further said that “out of the eight monkeypox cases in India, five are from Kerala and three are from Delhi. One of these patients from the Thrissur district of Kerala has died.”

At the same time, the first patient of Delhi’s monkeypox admitted to Lok Nayak Jaiprakash (LNJP) Hospital was discharged. This resident (age 34) of west Delhi was found infected with monkeypox last month. He was discharged from the hospital on Monday night. Officials said that 14 people, including the doctor who came in contact with them, were isolated, but none of them showed any symptoms. Meanwhile, the condition of the city’s second monkeypox patient and a Nigerian national is stable.

The infected person said that he has fever and there are boils on the skin. He has been kept under the supervision of doctors at the Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital for treatment. Officials said that the reports of the other two suspected patients are yet to come.