10 Pregnant Women, Medico Among 155 Test Positive in J&K



A health worker takes samples for swab test from a pregnant woman in Srinagar. KO File Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar: Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday crossed 2600 mark, as 155 more people, including a doctor and 10 expecting mothers tested positive for the virus, taking the number of infected people in the Union Territory to 2609.

“155 new COVID-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 99 of them are from Jammu, 56 are from Kashmir,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 53 cases were reported from Ramban, 21 from Doda, 12 from Anantnag, 11 from Kupwara, 10 from Srinagar, eight from Jammu, six each from Baramulla and Kulgam, five each from Shopian and Kathua, four each from Pulwama and Kistwar, three from Rajouri, two each from Ganderbal and Udhampur and one from Samba., the officials said.

They added that 96 persons who tested positive are travellers.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 2,601, out of which 1,999 are in Kashmir, while 602 are in Jammu, they said.

At the SKIMS virology lab, the reports of 13people returned positive for coronavirus. Among those, 10 are from north Kashmir’s Kupwara, two from Srinagar and another from Shopian district.

However, most of the cases were reported from GMC Srinagar. According to officials, 33 out of 910 samples came out positive for Covid-19. Among those include a doctor at the Government Dental College, Srinagar and nine expecting mothers.

Officials from JVC Bemina said that out of 430 samples tested at the hospital, 12 were tested positive among them 8 are from Budgam and 04 from Shopian. At army’s command hospital in Udhampur, six people were confirmed to be infected by Covid-19. Among them, 5 are from Ramban and 1 from Doda.

There are 1,624 active cases of the coronavirus disease in J&K — 1,157 in Kashmir and 467 in Jammu — and 946 (815 from Kashmir and 131 from Jammu) patients have recovered, the officials added.

The J&K has witnessed 31 COVID-19 (27 from Kashmir, 4 from Jammu) deaths so far, including three deaths reported on Monday.

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