COVID-19: 156 more test positive in J-K; tally rises to 4,730

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 156 cases of COVID-19, taking the overall tally to 4730.

Unnamed officials told a local news agency, Global News Service, that among the fresh cases 80 are travelers and remaining 76 are locals. Also with the fresh cases, Baramulla and Srinagar have crossed 500-mark.

Among the fresh cases 38 were reported from Shopian, 26 from Kathua, 21 from Ramban, 14 from Samba, 12 from Poonch, 8 from Jammu, 7 from Baramulla, 6 from Budgam, 5 each from Kupwara and Srinagar, 4 from Pulwama, 3 from Doda, 2 from Kulgam, 1 each from Anantnag, Reasi, and Kishtwar, and 2 from Rajouri.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, told GNS that out of the samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 56 returned positive for the virus.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told GNS that out of the samples processed, 32 tested positive—26 from Shopian and six from Budgam. (GNS)

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