COVID-19: Pregnant woman tests positive in Srinagar downtown as J-K crosses 500 mark

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Srinagar: Among the twenty-seven people tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday are a pregnant mother, a health worker, and a minor girl.

After the new cases, the tally in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir surged to 523. The officials said that among new cases is an expecting mother from the Srinagar’s downtown, who had contracted the virus from a COVID-19 positive neighbour and a health worker from Anantnag, south Kashmir.

The government’s spokesman Rohit Kansal said: “Total cases now 523. But don’t let this number daunt you. This includes 137 recoveries too. Total Active positive cases are 380. We will keep doing aggressive testing and strict containment. And you have to support by #Stayingathome.”

Officials at the JLNM hospital said that two fresh COVID-19 positive patients were admitted at JLNM on Sunday, including a woman who is five months pregnant and a shopkeeper belonging to Watal Kadal area of downtown.

Officials from Baramulla said that out of seven cases, 5 belong to Sheeri village while two others are from Kakkar Hamam and Rafiabad villages.  They further added that one of the new patients was a minor girl who is just five-year-old and lives in Gund Jahangeer village.

Officials from Anantnag said that a pharmacist is among new nine positive cases. Officials from Shopian said that there was no new positive case reported as all 94 samples tested on Sunday turned negative. (With inputs from KNO)

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