COVID-19: 2 Minor Siblings Test Positive, Total Cases Rise To 14 In JK


Srinagar-Two siblings, both minors, were tested positive for coronavirus in Kashmir on Thursday, taking the number of cases to 10 in Valley and total 14 in union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

“Two more positive cases in Srinagar. Siblings (seven-years-old and eight-months-old)… Total number of active positive cases is now at 11,” government spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted.

The eight-month-old might be the youngest to be infected with COVID-19 in the country.

He said they are the grandchildren of a person who had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday in Srinagar and had a travel history to Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, a man from Rajouri district also tested positive for the deadly disease.

“Another positive case reported just now; patient from Rajouri district of Jammu province. History of close contact with (now deceased) positive case,” tweeted Kansal.

With these three fresh cases, the total number of positive cases in the union territory now stands at 14.

One person in Kashmir has recovered from the disease, while another one succumbed at a hospital here on Thursday morning, the officials said.




Observer News Service

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