5 Doctors, 55 Cops Among 106 Test Covid-19 Positive


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded another sharpest spike in coronavirus cases as five doctors and 55 policemen, including a senior officer were among 106 people who tested Covid-19 positive on Monday, taking the total number of infected people in the Union Territory close to 1300 mark.

While Kashmir valley recorded 94 cases, twelve others came from Jammu region, officials said.

In Kashmir, 59 cases were reported from Anantnag 12 each from Srinagar & Kulgam, 4 from Kupwara, 2 from Bandipora and 1 each from Baramulla, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama & Shopian districts. 2 cases were reported from Jammu, Kathua, Rajouri, Poonch districts and 1 each from Udhampur, Ramban, Kishtwar & Doda districts, they said.

Nodal officer Covid-19 at Government Medical College Srinagar said among the 750 samples processed at CD covid-19 testing lab in 24 hours till 5 p.m. today.

55 were from DPL Anantnag, 8 of them are patients admitted to SMHS Hospital.

Besides 3 ENT doctors of the Hospital and one doctor each at Government Dental College Srinagar and SKIMS MCH Bemina,

The other patients include 2 from Anantnag, 2 from Srinagar (travelers from New Delhi), one patient admitted in LD Hospital from Bandipora, 2 from Jammu while one each is from Ganderbal, Kulgam, Handwara, Pulwama, Doda, Banihal, Kishtwar and Kathua.

“There is no policeman from district police Anantnag. The DPL Anantnag is a collection point and all the 55 personnel are from armed police,” a senior police officer said. Among them, he said, one is a SP ranked officer.

Official sources said that five doctors whose samples returned positive include a 30-year-old from Bemina Srinagar (posted at SKIMS MCH), 27-year-old from Asham Sumbal Bandipora (posted in Orthodontics dental college Srinagar), 46-year-old from Ladakh (Consultant ENT SMHS), 42-year-old from Mahjoor Nagar Srinagar (Consultant ENT SMHS) and Registrar ENT SMHS, a 30-year-old doctor.

Among other patients who have tested positive at CD hospital’s covid-19 testing lab include 50-year-old woman from Bemina Srinagar, admitted to isolation ward in SMHS. The others including 75-year-old woman of Kokernag, 55-year-old man from Fateh Kadal Srinagar, 65-year-old woman from Kulgam,, 56-year-old from Kargil, 70-year-old woman from Budgam, 55-year-old man from Pattan Baramulla and 27-year-old from Sallar Anantnag were also admitted to SMHS hospital.

The 55 armed policemen who tested positive are aged between 25 to 56 years old and maximum among them are in 30s, they added.

The new cases in a day brought the tally to 1,289 in Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

“Of these, 1129 are in Kashmir, while 160 are in the Jammu region,” the officials added.

A total of 609 people (549 in Kashmir, 60 in Jammu) have recovered from the infection, leaving 665 active cases in the Union Territory — 567 in Kashmir and 98 in the Jammu region.

The UT has witnessed 16 coronavirus-related deaths, including the three that took place on Monday.

Meanwhile, the media bulletin issued by the government today said that out of 88601 test results available, 87312 samples have tested as negative till today.

“Additionally, till date 114788 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance, including 29208 persons in home quarantine, 89 in hospital quarantine, 665 in hospital isolation and 18300 under home surveillance. Besides, 66511 persons have completed their surveillance period,” the bulletin added.  (With Inputs From GNS)

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