COVID-19: 132 more test positive as J-K tally crosses 6,000

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Srinagar: Twenty-five travelers were among 132 fresh COVID-19 infections reported from Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the number of cases to 6,088. The fresh cases also include at least three army personnel and as many three RCC (GREF) men besides a doctor and a health worker.

Giving district wise break up, unnamed official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service: Srinagar and Shopian reported 22 cases each, Budgam (20), Baramulla (18), Kupwara (13), Kulgam (12), Pulwama (10), Poonch (5), Bandipora (3), two each in Kathua and Anantnag while one each has been reported from Jammu, Rajouri and Doda.

Among the cases, 69 were confirmed at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, 69 at Chest Diesease hospital and 32 at SKIMS Bemina.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS told GNS that out of 2434 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 69 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS that 20 are from Shopian, 12 from Kulgam, ten from Srinagar nine from Pulwama, eight from Budgam, three each from Kupwara and Bandipora, two each from Baramulla and Anantnag besides one from Kulgam. (GNS)

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