COVID-19: 357 more test positive in J-K; tally rises to 10,513

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Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) on Sunday reported 357 new COVID-19 infections, taking the overall tally of the cases in J-K to 10,513.

Unnamed officials told a local news agency, Global News Service, that 62 of the news cases were reported from Jammu division and 295 from the Valley.

Giving district wise breakup of the cases, officials said Srinagar reported 97, Ganderbal 40, Baramulla 31, 29 each in Budgam and Bandipora, Kupwara 25, Samba 20, Jammu 15, 13 each in Kulgam and Shopian, Pulwama 11, seven each in Anantnag and Ramban, Kathua 8, Rajouri 6, Doda 4 and one each in Udhampur and Kishtwar.

The cases include two pregnant women, five from BB CANT Srinagar, five men from 45 Bn Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sumbal Bandipora, five policemen, four from C.H Border Security Forces Srinagar, one from 46 Bn CRPF Anantnag, one from CRPF Magam Budgam and three from 51SSB UNDP Nowshera here.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, told GNS that out of 2017 samples which were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital today, 116 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura said that 32 are from Srinagar, 22 from Bandipora, 18 from Budgam, 15 from CRPF, nine from Kulgam, six each from Anantnag and Pulwama, three from Baramulla, two from Shopian besides one each from Ganderbal, Kupwara and Doda.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina told GNS that out of 541 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 28 tested positive for COVID-19 including 17 from Sinagar and 11 from Shopian

Moreover 84 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—five from Jammu Division and 79 from Kashmir Valley. (GNS)

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