COVID-19: 27 more test positive; J-K tally rises to 666

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported 27 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the tally in Jammu and Kashmir to 666.

Official sources told that 15 people, including eight family members of the deceased elderly woman from Rainawari, tested positive in Srinagar. The other seven in Srinagar include 5 from Batpora area of Rainawari and one each from Narwara, Eidgah, and nursing orderly from LD hospital who had been already under quarantine.

With these cases, Srinagar’s COVID-19 tally jumped to 106, second-highest in J-K after Bandipora which has 128 cases. It is pertinent to mention that 69 people in Srinagar and 35 people in Bandipora have recovered while three persons have died in these two districts.

Reports said that Anantnag reported four cases, Shopian, and Baramulla districts reported three cases each.

Samba in the Jammu division reported two fresh cases, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in the district to six even as four of them have recovered already. (GNS)

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