11 Cops, 4 Paramilitary Men Among 186 Test Positive 


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday reported 184 fresh cases of novel coronavirus, including 11 cops and four paramilitary personnel, taking the overall number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 6422.

“186 new Covid-19 cases were detected in J&K. While 158 of them are from Kashmir, 28 are from Jammu,” the officials said.

Among fresh cases, 37 cases were reported from Baramulla followed by 35 from Shopian, 29 from Srinagar, 22 from Kupwara, 19 from Pulwama, eight each from Anantnag & Rajouri, seven from Jammu, four from Samba, three each from Ganderbal & Udhampur,  two each from Bandipora, Kathua & Poonch  and one each from  Budgam, Doda & Reasi, they said.

The four paramilitary men tested positive for coronavirus are from CRPF and BSF. While the reports of three CRPF men from 44 battalion at HMT came out positive, a BSF personal posted in Trehgam was confirmed Covid-19 positive by the officials at the CD hospital here.

Besides it, eleven policemen tested positive for coronavirus, including four each from district police lines (DPL) Awantipora and Shopian, two from DPL Pulwama and one from Ganderbal.

The officials said that 176 more patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals.

The number of confirmed cases has now reached 6,422 out of which 4,998 are in Kashmir, while 1,424 are in Jammu, the officials said.

There are 2,516 active cases of the coronavirus disease in J&K — 2,020 in Kashmir and 496 in Jammu — and 3,818 (2,900 from Kashmir and 918 from Jammu) patients have recovered, according to officials.

The J&K has witnessed 88 Covid-19 (78 from Kashmir, 10 from Jammu) deaths so far.

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