COVID-19: Another nurse among 25 new cases, J-K tally rises to 861

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Srinagar: An employee of Government Medical College, Srinagar, and one more staff nurse at Super Specialty Hospital (SSH), Shireen Bagh, were among twenty-five people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Now, the overall tally of the patients in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 861.

Officials said that among the fresh cases, ten are from Kulgam, five from Srinagar, three from Shopian, and two each from Baramulla and Kupwara, while Jammu and Anantnag reported one case each.

Srinagar cases include three contacts of a COVID-19 positive doctor from SSH, one traveler from Nehru Park, and an employee of GMC Srinagar. The other cases include two from Shopian, contacts of previous patients admitted in JLNM Hospital, Srinagar, while another is staff nurse from SSH, a resident of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Dr. Saleem, nodal officer for COVID-19, said traveler of Nehru Park had traveled from Jammu by road and was intercepted by the police. Later, his sample was taken TRC and taken into Quarantine at Nehru Park. He is basically a resident Hidi Kupwara, he added.

Medical Superintendent of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, Soura, Professor Farooq Jan informed that three out of 685 samples tested at the hospital’s virology lab tested positive. Among them are a 45-year-old man from Shopian, a 50-year-old man from Kanlibagh Baramulla, and a 20-year-old youth from Gonipora, Handwara, in northern Kupwara district.

Meanwhile, two COVID-19 patients, admitted in Trauma Hospital Bijbehara Anantnag, were discharged after their two repeat samples were tested negative. (GNS)

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