Eighteen travelers and a paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force personnel were among 144 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours. Two persons, who had flown into Kashmir Valley earlier this month, and were found positive for covid-19 have tested negative for the UK strain of the virus.
“Their samples were sent outside for testing recently and both have tested negative for new UK strain but are normal covid positive,” an official told GNS. Meanwhile, among the fresh cases, they said, 60 are from Jammu Division and 80 from Kashmir Valley, taking the total tally in J-K to 123108.
Giving district-wise details, the officials told GNS, Srinagar reported 40 cases, Baramulla 2, Budgam 2, Pulwama 3, Kupwara 3, Anantnag 6, Bandipora 2, Ganderbal 10, Kulgam 3, Shopian 9, Jammu 46, Udhampur 2, Kathua 1, Samba 9, Poonch 1, and Ramban 5.
Most of the cases were confirmed at the diagnostic laboratories of CD, SKIMS Soura and GMC Anantnag hospitals.
The CD cases include two females (28, 30) from Nowshera, male (25) from Saderbal, male (55) and female (65) from NA, male (38) from Gulshanabad, male (55) and two females (20, 10) from Gang Batagund, two females (40, 17) from Nawakadal Srg, male (65) from Kupwara, female (40) from Shopian, male (55) and female (65) from Bemina, female (50) from Yousmarg Budgam.
The Srinagar cases include female (50) from Illahibagh, male (27) from Rawalpora, male (75) from Bemina S D A, male (82) from Ali Jan Road, female (37) from Main Hyderabad Srinagar. The Ganderbal cases include female (75) from Saloora, male (31) from Yarmuqam, male (68) from Kondbal Ganderbal. The Kupwara cases include male (70) from Gundi Gujran Kupwara.
Moreover, 179 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—111 from Jammu Division and 68 from Kashmir Valley. The number of active cases has reduced to 1428 in J&K. (GNS)