NC Leader, 28 Army; Paramilitary Men Test Positive

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported 154 new cases of Covid-19, including a senior NC leader and three of his family members, besides 28 army and paramilitary personnel, taking the number of infected persons across the Union Territory to 7849.

While 134 cases were reported from Kashmir valley, the remaining 20 were confirmed by officials from Jammu province.

Giving the district wise details of the news cases, officials said that 51 were reported from Srinagar followed by Baramulla 19, Anantnag 17, Kulgam 15, Budgam 12, Pulwama 10, Ganderbal 7, Doda 6, Samba 5, four each in Jammu and Udhampur, Bandipora 2 and Ramban 1.

17 CRPF personnel stationed in Srinagar, Pulwama and Anantnag were confirmed positive for coronavirus by the hospital authorities here. Besides it, five soldiers from army’s 42 RR in Rajpora Pulwama and six from BB cantonment also tested Covid-19 positive, officials said.

Here in Srinagar, a senior NC leader, his wife and two other family members tested positive for the virus.

“It is requested to all my friends and well-wishers to pray for my family and four our family members tested positive for Covid-19 today including father,” the NC leader’s son wrote in a Tweet.

Meanwhile, 118 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—38 from Jammu Division and 80 from Kashmir.

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