Srinagar: A day after the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, forty-four people including twelve pregnant women from Anantnag district tested positive for the coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The tally rose to 1,092.
Nodal Officer for COVID-19 Control at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS), Dr. G H Yatoo, told that twenty-seven samples tested positive for the disease at the viral diagnostic lab of the tertiary care hospital.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, told that ten among them are from Jammu — all travelers, twelve from Kupwara, three from Anantnag, and one each from Baramulla and Budgam.
Dr. Salim, concerned nodal officer, told that seventeen persons tested positive at the Chest and Disease Hospital’s laboratory and include fourteen from Anantnag, twelve of them pregnant women, while three are from Kulgam district. The number could be higher as reports from Jammu and private lab was awaited, sources said.
On Friday, J-K recorded the highest day spike in cases as sixty-five people tested positive for COVID-19. thirty-five of them were confirmed at the army’s command hospital in Udhampur and included travels from Kulgam — twenty-five — and ten from Ramban. (GNS)