*25 paramilitary men, 5 cops among 198 new covid-19 cases in J&K, tally at 769
Srinagar: Twenty paramilitary forces personnel and a soldier besides five policemen and as many as pregnant women were among 198 covid-19 infections reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
Sources said 19 of them are from Jammu Division and 179 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally in J&K to 7695
Giving the district-wise break of the cases, sources that 49 were reported Baramulla, 32 each from Srinagar and Shopian, 24 from Pulwama, 16 from Kupwara, 11 each from Ganderbal and Jammu, eight from Anantnag, six from Budgam, three from Doada, two each from Samba and Rajouri besides one each from Kulgam and Udhampur.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura told GNS that out of the 2550 samples were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital, 85 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS that 29 were from Shopian, 15 each from CRPF Battalions and Pulwama, nine from Srinagar, six from Anantnag, three each from Baramulla and Mumbai, two from from Budgam and one each from Kupwara, Kulgam and Ganderbal.
He said CRPF cases are from 185 Bn Panchgam Pulwama, SoG Camp Panchgam, 177 Bn Sopore, 162 Bn Kupwara and 181 Bn Charar-e-Sharief Budgam.
The Pulwama cases are from Draklern, Mughalpora, Tenghar, Qazigund Kakapora while Anantnag cases are from Aswara and Verinag. The Shopian cases are from Balapora, Herman, Khojapora, Reban, Amshipora, Keegam, Dairoo, Parguchi, Babamohalla, Pinjoora, Alamgunj Derpora and Dk Pora Shopian. The samples taken and confirmed at SKIMS include are from Zushana Kupwara, Marpora Pulwama , Nehru Park Srinagar, Dh Pora Kulgam, Ompura Budgam, Kralpora Srinagar, Wazirbagh Srinagar, Barzulla Srinagar, Elahibagh Srinagar, Khanyar Srinagar, Boniyar Baramulla, Pampore Pulwama, Serhama Anantnag and Ganderbal. The Mumbai cases were confirmed out of the samples received CMO Srinagar, Professor Jan added.
Among the around 80 cases confirmed at the CD lab, five are men from Police Station Shadi Pora Ganderbal and two paramilitary BSF men (SHQ BSF Baramulla 90) with travel history from Chandigarh, three paramilitary men from SSB 14 battalion Fatehpora Ganderbal, and a soldier from BB Cant here
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told GNS that out of 684 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 15 tested positive for COVID-19— 12 from Srinagar and three from Budgam’s Chadoora— female (65) and two males (38, 72). The Srinagar cases include male (51) from Khanayar, male (45) from Buchpora, four males (33, 52, 65, 67) from SR Gunj, male (62) from Chinar Colony Baghat male (23) from Rainawari, male (70) from Dalal Mollaha, male (42) from Harwan, female (45) and female (31) from Danimazar Safakadal. Meanwhile, officials said that 134 more COVID-19 patients have recovered were and discharged from various hospitals—eight from Jammu and 126 from the Valley. So far 4856 patients have recovered –1166 from Jammu and 3690 frol Valley while 105 people have died. (GNS)