GMC Employee, Nurse Among 25 New Covid-19 Cases; J&K Tally Reaches 861


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Srinagar- An employee of Government Medical College Srinagar and one more staff nurse at Super specialty hospital (SSH) Shreenbagh were among twenty five people who tested positive for novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Taking the overall tally of the Covid-19 patients in J&K to 861.

Officials said that among them Kulgam reported 10 cases, Srinagar 5, Shopian 3, Baramulla and Kupwara reported cases two each while Anantnag, Jammu and Kathua reported one case each.

The Srinagar cases include three contacts of a COVID positive doctor from SSH, one traveler of Nehru Park and an employee of GMC Srinagar, they said. The other cases include two from Shopian, contacts of previous patients admitted in JLNM Hospital Srinagar while another is staff nurse from SSH here, a resident of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Dr Saleem, nodal officer said the traveler of Nehru Park had traveled from Jammu by road and was intercepted by Police following which he was sampled at TRC and taken into Quarantine at Nehru Park. He is basically a resident Hidi Kupwara, he added.

Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura Professor Farooq Jan said that three out of 685 samples tested at the hospital’s virology lab came out to be positive. They include 45-year-old man from Shopian, 50-year-old from Kanlibagh Baramulla and a 20-year-old youth from Gonipora Handwara in northern Kupwara district.

Meanwhile, two COVID-19 patients, admitted in Trauma Hospital Bijbehara Anantnag, were discharged after their two repeat samples were tested negative.

Patients were discharged by CMO Anantnag in presence of Dy. CMO Anantnag and Medical Superintendent SDH Bijbehara (I/c Trauma Hospital Bijbehara), the sources added.   (GNS)

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