Bareilly: A 20-year-old youth, who returned from Mumbai to his village in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, hidden in a truck over the weekend, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the district's tally of coronavirus patients to 8, including 6 people who have recovered.

According to officials, the man had reached Shahbazpur Supalli village under Ramnagar block of Bareilly district on Sunday night along with another person. Upon learning of their return, the village residents sent the duo to the nearby community health centre (CHC) where doctors referred them to a hospital for COVID-19 test. 

The test results, which came on Tuesday, showed the youth had contracted the infection but the other person tested negative. 

Chief medical officer Dr Vineet Shukla said, “The patient reached here hiding in a truck. We will shift the patient to the community health centre in Bithri Chainpur which has been designated as a COVID-19 level-one hospital.”

"The health department is now tracing all those who might have come in contact with the patient," district surveillance officer Dr Ranjan Gautam said.