J&K Covid-19 Tally At 354 As 13 More Test Positive


Health workers wearing protective gear scan visitors at the entrance of a hospital in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, in Srinagar. | Photo Credit: PTI

Srinagar: The number of COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir reached 354 on Sunday as thirteen more people tested positive for the coronavirus in the Union territory, officials said.

“4 new cases from Kashmir- 3 from Bandipora, 1 from Baramulla. Total positive cases now 354 (55 Jammu, 299 Kashmir),” Govt spokesperson Rohit Kansal¬† said in a late night tweet.

Earlier in a day Kansal tweeted; “Some respite, but no reason for complacency; 9 new cases- 8 from Kashmir Division, 1 from Jammu. Total cases now 350. Jammu Division-55 and Kashmir Division-295.”

With theses cases, the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has gone upto 354 (299 in Kashmir and 55 in Jammu).

Five more COVID-19 patients were discharged  from JLNM Hospital Srinagar, the officials said.

There are 293 active cases of coronavirus in J&K as five patients have died while 56 have recovered.

More than 61,000 people have been kept under surveillance including those who are either in government established quarantine facilities or in home isolation.

Till date 61331 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 5939 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 289 in hospital isolation, 264 in hospital quarantine and 23868 under home surveillance. Besides, 30966 persons have completed their surveillance period so far, the officials said.


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