2 Nurses Among 13 New Covid-19 Cases, J&K Tally Reaches 836


A health worker takes samples for swab test from a pregnant woman in Srinagar-KO Pic: Abid Bhat

Srinagar: Two nurses at the Super Specialty Hospital here besides an attendant on Saturday were among thirteen people who tested positive for coronvirus in Kshmir Valley, taking the number of Covid-19 infected across the Union Territory to 836.

Out of 463 samples tested at the virology lab at the Chest Disease hospital here, six turned out to be positive, reports said. Among those include two city residents, two staff nurses from Super Specialty Hospital Shireen Bagh here, an attendant of a patient from Shahlatoo Shopian and another from south Kashmir’s Awantipora.

Similarly out of 947 samples processed Viral Diagnostic Lab of the SKIMS, six came out to be positive for the coranvirus and include four from Ganderbal district and two from Handwara, Professor Farooq Jan, medical superintendent of SKIMS told news agency GNS.

Sources said one positive case of Covid 19 has been confirmed at Basohli belt in Kathua district.

The person was under administrative quarantine, the sources added.

According to the media bulletin issued by the government today, 43917 samples out of 44753 have tested as negative till May 09, 2020.

“Furthermore, till date 90541 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which includes 20092 persons in home quarantine, 167 in hospital quarantine, 459 in hospital isolation and 9244 under home surveillance. Besides, 60570 persons have completed their surveillance period,” the bulletin adds.

164 Walk Home After Quarantine

The authorities on Saturday discharged as many as 164 persons who completed their mandatory quarantine period at a government run facility in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

According to reports, all the 164 people hailing from Baramulla district were discharged from a college in Parihaspora Pattan after they tested negative for coronavirus. They wee sent back to their homes with the advice that they should quarantine themselves in homes for next 14 days.

Tehsildar Singhpora, Nisar Ahmed told news agency KNT that those who were sent back to their homes had travel history and were put in quarantine.

Those who completed their quarantine period today included females and children as well. They exhibited a positive attitude and said landing in quarantine was in their interest.

Meanwhile, authorities put 48 people mostly students in quarantine in the same building at Parihaspora Pattan. These include 22 students returning from Bangaladesh and 26 from Mohali Punjab.


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