J&K Crosses 300 Mark, 22 More Test Positive

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Srinagar: Coronavirus cases crossed 300 mark in Jammu and Kashmir as 22 more people, 18 among them in Valley including a minor tested Covid-19 positive on Wednesday, a day after lowest number of cases were reported from the Union Territory.

“22 new cases reported from J&K today. Jammu-4 Kashmir-18. All contacts of positive cases. Total number of positive cases now 300 Jammu-54 and Kashmir-246,” Government spokesperson Kansal tweeted.


Among the 18 cases reported today, eight are from central Kashmir’s Ganderbal, three each from Srinagar and Bandipora, two each from Kupwara and Baramulla, while four fresh cases have been reported from Jammu, reports said.

The eight new cases from Ganderbal are contacts of a coronavirus patient from red zone declared Guzhama village. They are four men and four females, including a minor girl.

Here in Srinagar, a six-year-old girl, a resident of Vilgam Kupwara tested positive after coming in contact with a Covid-19 patient from Chattabal area. The minor is temporarily putting up in Nawa Kadal area of the Old City. Two other cases from this capital city are a mother-daughter duo.

In Bandipora’s Gund Jahangir village, three more people tested positive. Two men and a woman are said to be contacts of previous Covid-19 patients.

Two youth from Muqami Shahwali village of Kupwara are among those who were reported positive today. Both of them have contracted the dreaded disease from Covid-19 patient, reports said.

A man with travel history to Nizamuddin New Delhi was among two people who tested positive to coronavirus in Baramulla district. Both of them are residents of Sopore.

Two doctors —one from ASCOMS Sidhra and one Post Graduate (PG) from Medicines Department of the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu were among four people who tested positive to Covid-19.

Meanwhile, the government in the daily media bulletin issued today said out of 300 positive cases, 260 are active, 36 have recovered and 4 have died.

The bulletin said that till date 56595 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance, including 7784 persons in home quarantine, 270 in hospital quarantine, 260 in hospital isolation and 30228 under home surveillance.

“Besides, 18049 persons have completed their surveillance period of 28 days. Moreover, 6 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged today,” the bulletin said.

It added that 4871 samples have tested as negative till April 15, 2020.


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