Woman Delivers Baby, Tests Covid-19 Positive

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Srinagar: A woman tested positive to coronavirus on Saturday, a day after giving birth to a baby at the Sri Maharaja Gulab Singh (SMGS) hospital in Jammu, reports said.

A resident of Akhnoor, the woman tested positive for coronavirus today, setting off alarm bells ringing in the winter capital of the erstwhile state, new agency GNS reported. Though the mother and baby are doing fine, the doctors have taken sample of newborn as well to test her for the dreaded infection.

“Both the woman, a resident of Akhnoor Jammu, and baby are healthy but the woman’s tests returning positive for the coronavirus has created panic. The hospital has many patients and this is reason why everybody is alarmed,” a senior official said.

She was among seventeen fresh cases of novel coronavirus reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the number of infected persons in the J&K to 224.

“17 new cases reported in J&K. 5 from Jammu Division and 12 from Kashmir. Total positive cases now 224,” government spokesman Rohit Kansal tweeted earlier in the day.

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