Srinagar Cases Spike, 13 From Two Families Among 15 Infected 


A doctor stands in a protective booth during the collection of samples for COVID-19 testing in a Red zone area of Srinagar- KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar: As many as thirteen people from two Srinagar families, 3 minors and a nursing orderly were among 27 people who tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, taking the number of the Covid-19 patients across the Jammu and Kashmir Union territory to 666.

“Twenty seven new cases have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours,” the officials said, adding that seven more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals in Kashmir.

Of fresh cases, fifteen are from Srinagar, four from Anantnag, three each from Baramulla and Shopian and two from Jammu’s Samba district.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now risen to 666.

The cases from Srinagar include eight members of a family of an elderly woman from Rainawari who died of Covid-19 earlier this week. They include 60-year-old man, his 55-year-old wife, their 25-year-old and 25-year-old sons besides the 23-year-old woman and her 19-year-old brother, a 6-year-old boy and a 48-year-old woman.

The five others from the same family include 33-year-old Imam (prayer leader), his 30-year-old wife and their 2-year-old son and two daughters—one of them 4-year-old and other 5-year-old. Sources said that they are actually from Lolab Kupwara and are residing in Batpora area of Rainwari from few years.

The two other cases from the Srinagar include a 33-year-old from Narwara Eidgah and a nursing orderly at LD hospital, originally a resident of Samba and puts up in a guest house at Solina area of Srinagar.

Anantnag district reported four more cases and includes 3-year-old and 6-year-old boys from Larnoo besides 46-year-old and 48-year-old men from Trehwani Anantnag.

The three cases from Shopian include an 11-year-old boy and two women—one of them 45-years-old and other 55-years-old from Heerpora, one of the worst-hit areas in south Kashmir district.

The Baramulla cases include 20-year-old from Hardchiloo Tangmarg and a 40-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man from Kanlibagh.

Samba in the Jammu division reported two fresh cases, taking the number of Covid-19 patients in the district to six even as four of them have recovered already

Of the total number of cases reported so far, 606 are from Kashmir and 60 from Jammu. Eight people (seven In Kashmir and one In Jammu) have died and 254 patients (203 from Kashmir and 51 from Jammu) have recovered. The number of active cases stands at 404 (396 in Kashmir and 8 in Jammu).

More than 74,000 people have been kept under surveillance including those who are either in government established quarantine facilities or in home isolation


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