55 More Test Covid-19 Positive in J&K


Health workers write bio-date of a fruit vendor before being tested for the COVID-19 at fruit Mandi Srinagar. KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar: Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir crossed 900-mark after 55 fresh positive cases, highest ever spike since the pandemic outbreak, were reported from the Union Territory on Tuesday.

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

Of fresh cases, 42 were reported from Kashmir and 13 from Jammu division.

In Kashmir, 27 cases were reported from Kulgam, 10 from Kupwara, 4 from Anantnag and 1 from Shopian district.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now risen to 934.

Ten Kupwara cases are from Gonipora Handwara include a 3-year-old and 6-year-old boys, 3 men—aged 26, 30 and 58 besides five women—aged 18, 20, 24, 26 and 45-years-old. One case from Shopian include 41-year-old male from Pandshan while one of the Anantnag cases who tested positive at SKIMS is a 40-year-old female from Bijbhera Anantnag.

Sources said that 35 persons mostly from Kulgam and Jammu division districts were confirmed last night and youngest among them include 3-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl from Khan Mohalla and 7-year-old from K B Pora Avil besides a 92-year-old man from Chattabal. All of them have history of travel to New Delhi, Uttrakhand, Vijaypur, Banglore.

The case which were confirmed at CD lab include 19-year-old woman from Sadora Kokernag, 18-year-old and 40-year-old women besides 40-year-old man from Kokernag while two cases from Reasi include 20-year-old and 26-year-old male while one case ins from Kathua—18-year-old man.

Of the total number of cases reported so far, 844  are from Kashmir and 90 from Jammu. Ten people (nine In Kashmir and one In Jammu) have died and 455 patients (400 from Kashmir and 55 from Jammu) have recovered. The number of active cases stands at 469 (435 in Kashmir and 34 in Jammu).

More than 98,000 people have been kept under surveillance including those who are either in government established quarantine facilities or in home isolation.

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