COVID-19: 10 CPRF men, doctor among 163 test positive; tally crosses 5,000

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Srinagar: Ten Central Reserve Police Force personnel, five policemen, a doctor, and an 11-month-old baby were among 163 fresh cases of COVID-19 reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. The cases which include 32 travelers take the overall tally of the COVID-19 patients in the J-K to 5041.

As per the bulletin by Department of Information and Public Relations, J-K, the breakdown of the cases is: Shopian 45, Kulgam 16, Baramulla 3, Srinagar 10, Anantnag 5, Kupwara 9, Bandipora 3, Budgam 11, Pulwama 33, Jammu 6, Udhampur 3, Kathua 4, Samba 8, Rajouri 1, and Doda 6.

Among the cases, 92 were confirmed at diagnostic laboratories at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, Soura, 45 at Chest Disease Hospital and 11 at SKIMS Bemina.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS, told a local news agency, Global News Service, that out of the 1867 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 92 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS among them 39 from Shopian, 17 from Kulgam, 15 from Anantnag, eight from Kupwara, five from Srinagar, three from Bandipora, two each from Baramulla and Pulwama besides one from Budgam.

Sources said that ten CRPF and five police personnel are from south Kashmir districts while doctor is from SKIMS and 11-month-old from Badamwari here and his sample was received from CMO Srinagar.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told GNS that 11 samples tested positive for COVID-19 and included nine from Budgam and two from Srinagar. Sources said that 45 tested positive from the pathogen at CD hospital. (GNS)

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