Coronavirus Tally Reaches 314 In J&K As 14 More Test Positive

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In the era of social distancing two elderly Kashmiris sit on the banks of desolate Nageen Lake in Srinagar- KO Photo

Srinagar- Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir show no sign of decline as 14 more people, including a minor girl and her father tested positive for Covid-19 in Kashmir valley, taking the number of infected people across the Union Territory to 314, officials said.

“14 new cases- all from Kashmir Division. Total cases now 314. Jammu Division-54 and Kashmir Division-260,” Govt spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted.

With these 14, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir has gone up to 314 – 260 from Kashmir and 54 from Jammu.

Out of the total, 272 are active cases. Thirty-eight people have recovered and four have died due to the coronavirus, according to the daily media bulletin on COVID-19.

Among the fresh cases reported today, ten are from north Kashmir’s Bandipora, two from Srinagar and one each from Ganderbal and Budgam districts of the Valley, reports said.

Srinagar’s two new cases came from Safa Kadal locality of the Old City, where a six-year-old girl tested positive to coronavirus on Wednesday. The two are sister and father of the already Covid-19 positive minor. The family is said to be originally from Vilgam area of Handwara.

In Bandipora, six members of a family from Naidkhai tested positive for Covid-19. They are all said to have contracted the infection from a member of their family who is already under treatment for coronavirus.

Four other cases came from the worst-hit Gund Jehangir area. While one is a contact of a deceased Covid-19 patient, three others have contracted infection from other positive patients.

Regarding patient from Ganderbal, they said, she is a 20-year-old girl with travel history to New Delhi.

The last case reported today is a policeman from Budgam.

Meanwhile, the media bulletin issued by the government today said that 58076 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 7463 persons in home quarantine, 265 in hospital quarantine, 272 in hospital isolation and 29366 under home surveillance.

“Besides, 20706 persons have completed their surveillance period. Moreover 02 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged today from SKIMS, Soura,” the bulletin said.

The Bulletin further said that 5366 samples have tested as negative till April 16, 2020.

Providing a district-wise breakup, the bulletin said Srinagar has reported 78 cases, wherein 65 are active cases, 12 people have recovered and one has died; Bandipora has 66 cases with 54 active case, 11 recoveries and one death; Baramulla has 42 positive cases with 41 active cases and one death; Kupwara has 25 positive cases and all are active; Shopian has 14 positive cases out of which 12 are active cases and two have recovered.

Ganderbal has reported 14 positive cases and they are all active; Budgam has 12 positive cases of which nine are active cases and three recoveries; Kulgam has five cases which are all active; Pulwama has three positive cases where two are active and one has recovered; and Anantnag district has one positive cases, it said.

Jammu has 26 positive cases of which 23 are active cases and three have recovered; Udhampur has 20 positive cases of which 15 are active, four have recovered and one has died, while Rajouri has three positive cases with two active case, one recovery, the bulletin said.

Samba district has four positive cases which are all active and Kishtwar has one case which has recovered, it said.

The bulletin said the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.

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