2-Year-Old, ATM Guard And Six Kin Among New Cases

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Srinagar: Coronavirus cases continue to show an increasing upward trend in Jammu and Kashmir as twenty five more people, including a 2-year-old boy, a mother-daughter duo and an ATM guard and his six kin on Monday tested Covid-19 positive, taking the number of people infected in across the Union Territory to 726.

20 out of the 775 samples taken at the Valley’s premier SK institute of medical sciences Soura today came out positive, reports said. Among those twenty, 12 are residents of Baramulla, four from Budgam and two each from Shopian and Bandipora districts.

At the Chest Disease hospital here, four people tested positive for coronavirus, including 17-year-old girl and her 39-year-old mother from Wandroo Mohalla in Rainawari besides 47-year-old man from Reshipora Pulwama and a teenager from Surankote Poonch, attendant of a bed-ridden patient admitted to Super Speciality Hospital Shreenbagh here.

District Magistrate Poonch Rahul Yadav said that the teenager was residing at Chandigarh and had gone to Srinagar to see his brother.

All those who tested positive in Baramulla district are from two families, one comprising of seven members including 39-year-old ATM guard, his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law and two brothers from Sheerbagh Kanlibagh area while other is from Hardchillo Tanmarg—8-year-old girl, 50-year-old man and his 22-year-old son besides two males, one of them aged 32 and other 40 respectively, news agency GNS reported.

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo said that the ATM guard at Gulnarpark and his entire family was already under quarantine while contact tracing has been started.

Regards four persons who tested positive in Budgam, sources said include 24-year-old man from Haproo Nagam while three others—boy (11), 24-year-old youth and 35-year-old man are from Charari Sherief, all contacts of previous patients.

Shopian district’s positive cases include 23-year-old and 21-year-old youth from Heerpora, one of the most affected areas in the southern Kashmir district.

The Bandipora district reported two cases—one of them a 2-year-old boy and other a 32-year-old man from Naid Khai, both contacts of previous COVID-19 patients.

The Jammu district also reported a fresh case from Satwari area, they said.

With these cases, Bandipora has 130 positive cases followed by Srinagar and Anantnag have 109 cases each, Baramulla 103 , Shopian 83, Kupwara 66, Budgam 30, Ganderbal 14 (no active case), 11 Kulgam and Pulwama 9.

Similarly, Jammu has 27 positive cases and all but one of them have recovered followed by Udhampur 20, Samba 7, Rajouri 4 while Kathua, Kishtwar, Ramban, and Reasi districts have one case each and except for Kishtwar all of them are ‘active positive’

Over 77,000 people have been kept under surveillance including those who are either in government established quarantine facilities or in home isolation.

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