Covid-19 Cases Cross 400-Mark In J&K As 27 More Test Positive In Kashmir


Srinagar- The number of COVID-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday crossed the 400 mark as 27 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the Union territory, officials said.

“27 new cases reported today. All from Kashmir Division. Total now 407. Jammu-56 and Kashmir-351,” Govt spokesperson Rohit Kanasal tweeted.

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in J&K has gone upto 407 — 351 in Kashmir and 56 in Jammu divisions.

Out of total cases, there are 310 active positive cases (272 in Kashmir and 38 in Jammu division) as 92 patients (75 in Kashmir and 17 in Jammu) have recovered and have been discharged from different hospitals. Five people (four in Kashmir and one in Jammu) have died.

Meanwhile, the media bulletin issued by the government said today that 11 more Covid-19 patients have recovered and discharged from the hospitals.

The bulletin said that till date 64089 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance, including 5806 persons in home quarantine, 252 in hospital quarantine, 310 in hospital isolation and 15376 under home surveillance.

“Besides, 42340 persons have completed their surveillance period. Out of 10039 test results available, 9632 samples have tested as negative till April 22, 2020,” the spokesperson said.

The bulletin also carried an advisory about a Tele-Survey covering about 2 crore phones across the country which is being carried out by NIC.

“People are informed that it is a genuine survey and are requested to participate in good measure when a call comes in from 1921 to enable proper feedback of the prevalence,” reads the advisory.

It urges people to be aware of any other calls by pranksters or phishing/fishing attempts from any other number.

16 More Set Free After Quarantine Ends

As many as 16 people on Wednesday were discharged after they completed their mandatory quarantine period at a government operated facility in this capital city.

16 people, who were shifted to a government run quarantine centre in Srinagar two weeks ago, were discharged today after successfully completing their 14-day quarantine period, an official spokesperson said. All these people remained under medical supervision throughout their quarantine period and were discharged after clearance from doctors and health authorities,” the official spokesperson said.

He said that the concerned supervising officers oversaw their discharge and transportation to their respective

“A total of 1922 persons have been discharged from administrative quarantine so far after successfully completing their required two-week quarantine in Srinagar,” the spokesperson added.

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