Mother, 2 Minors Among 15 More Test Covid-19 Positive, J&K Tally At 741

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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: A Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) corporator, a mother and her two minor daughters were among 15 more people who tested positive for coronavirus in Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the number of the infected people across the Jammu and Kashmir Union territory to 741, said an official.

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

Nine of the cases out of 898 samples taken by the viral diagnostic lab of Valley’s premier SK institute of medical sciences Soura here came positive for Covid-19. Among them, six are from Shopian, two from Bandipora and one from Baramulla in north Kashmir.

Another five new cases in Valley were confirmed by the officials at the Chest Diseases hospital here, while Udhampur district reported a fresh case, taking its tally of positive cases to 21.

The five new cases reported at CD hospital include a 34-old woman and her two minor daughters aged 7 and 13 from Wander Mohalla of Rainawari. Another case from Srinagar is a SMC corporator from Narwara area of Old City. The fifth case is a 30-year-old woman from Telwani area of Anantnag district.

Regarding Shopian cases, they said, 55-year-old male from Manzinpora while five others are from Heerpora, one of the worst-hit areas in the southern Kashmir district and include 18-year-old and 35-year-old women and three men—one of them a teenager (18) while two others are 25-year-old and 50-year-old respectively.

Bandipora reported two fresh cases—one of them a 6-year-old boy from Naidkhai and other 41-year-old man from Gund Kaiser while Baramulla’s only case is said to be a 22-year-old female from Nowpora Sopore.

With these cases, Bandipora has 132 positive cases followed by Srinagar 113, Anantnag 110, Baramulla 104 , Shopian 89, Kupwara 66, Budgam 30, Ganderbal 14 (no active case), 11 Kulgam and Pulwama 9.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now risen to 741.

Of the total number of cases reported so far, 678 are from Kashmir and 63 from Jammu. Eight people (seven In Kashmir and one In Jammu) have died and 320 patients (267 from Kashmir and 53 from Jammu) have recovered. The number of active cases stands at 413 (404 in Kashmir and 9 in Jammu).

More than 80,000 people have been kept under surveillance including those who are either in government established quarantine facilities or in home isolation.

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