Srinagar: Fifteen people tested positive for COVID-19 in the capital city of Srinagar on Saturday; among them, eight are family members of the deceased elderly woman from Rainawari neighborhood. Now, the number of active cases has risen to thirty-five.
The other seven fresh cases include five patients from Batpora, one each from Narwara and Eidgah, and a nursing orderly from Lal Ded 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. Till yesterday, sixty-nine people had recovered from the virus and two had died.
Yesterday, the Union Health Ministry classified four districts in Kashmir as red zones: Bandipora, Srinagar, Shopian, and Anantnag. Except for Pulwama, which has been declared as a green zone, the rest of the districts in Kashmir have been designated as orange zones.
The nationwide lockdown was extended till 17 May as well — though, with updated guidelines and relaxations.