Srinagar: At least 28 army and paramilitary personnel besides a senior National Conference leader Ali Mohammad Sagar were among 154 new covid-19 cases reported from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The cases which also include five service providers take the overall tally of the covid-19 cases in J&K to 7850.
Sources said while 20 cases are from Jammu Division, bulk, 134 are from Kashmir Valley. Mr. Sagar’s son took to Twitter to confirm that his father along with four other family members have tested positive.
Salman Sagar, his son, wrote, “It is requested to all my friends and well wishers to pray for my family as 4 of our family members tested positive for COVID’19 today including my father. Do remember in prayers & May allah keep all of us under his protection ( Aameen).”
Giving the district wise details of the news cases, officials said that 51 were reported from Srinagar followed by Baramulla 19, Anantnag 17, Kulgam 15, Budgam 12, Pulwama 10, Ganderbal 7, Doda 6, Samba 5, four each in Jammu and Udhampur, Bandipora 2 and Ramban 1.
Of all the cases, 65 were confirmed at SKIMS, CD and SKIMS Bemina laboratories besides others.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura told GNS that out of the 2569 samples were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital, 65 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS that 16 each of them are from Anantnag and Srinagar, 13 from Kulgam, eight from Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF, two each from Pulwama, Ganderbal and Budgam besides one each from Kupwara, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla, Udhampur and Jammu.
The cases from Anantnag include female (26) from Shirpora , two males (36, 14) from Eidgah Bijbehara , female (59) from Akingam , male (50) from Sofi Mohallah , female (40) from Vail Nagbal , male (38) from Nambal, two males (18, 15) and two females (49, 32) from Dirhama, male (25) and female (50) from Srigufwara , male (37) from Shangus , male (58) from Ara Kodhpora , male (26) from Dalvach Qazigund , female (24) from Sangdan Qazigund and male (NA) from Dailgam.
The Srinagar cases include male (16) from Natipora , two males (38, 58) and female (58) from Zakura , male (28) from Peerbagh , two males (42, NA) and two female (35,11) from Harwan, male (36) from Saderbal, female (39) from Bota Kadal , male (19) and female (26) from 90-Feet Soura , female (NA) from Habba Kadal , male (77) from Hyderpora and female (70) from Dalgate
The cases from Kulgam include male (32) and female (30) from Gudder, female (28) from KB Pora , female (33) from HM Guri , female (25) from Watoo , male (39) from Chahmullah , female (28) from Sangus, female (30) from Brazloo Buchroo , male (38) from Devsar , male (39) from Bihar Hablish and female (25) from Durhama Nihama.
Eight cases from Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF include five males (30, 36, 27, 33, 33) from 42 RR Rajpora Pulwama besides male (52) from 182 Bn CRPF Pulwama, male (28) from 61 Bn CRPF Srinagar, and male (43) from 40 Bn CRPF Anantnag.
The two cases from Pulwama include male (48) from Tral and male from Washbugh while Budgam cases include female (40) from Magam and female (27) from Budgam. The Kupwara case include male (21) from Handwara, that of Shopian: male (20) from Rawalpora while two cases from Ganderbal include male (27) from Woyil and male (65) from Alastang while Bandipora cases is female (50) from Mader Bandipora, one from Udhampur—male (41) from Udhampur , Jammu one is male (29), Baramulla one— female (29) from Sopore.
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told GNS that out of 503 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 27 tested positive for COVID-19— 23 from Budgam and 12 from Srinagar.
Among the cases include 14 from paramilitary BSF personnel stationed at Sanat Nagar—men aged (50, 34, 53, 36, 43, 40, 55, 31, 53, 54, 51, 31, 40 and 30).
The other cases from Budgam include male (64) from Bunmakhama, male (65) from Batpora Chadoora, female (11) from Nayak Bagh Srinagar, four males (20, 20, 39, 24) from Batpora Chadoora and females (8 and 32) from Batpora Chadoora while Srinagar cases include two males (52 and 45) from Bishembar Nagar, female (45) from Rangpora Ellahibagh and male M (34) from Soura. 1. 01 female (45) from Ladoora Rafiabad Baramulla
The cases confirmed at CD hospital include female (55) from Saloora, male (24) from Police line Ganderbal, male (69) from Baramulla, female (60) from Barbarshah Srinagar, female (55) and six males (30, 28, 38, 42, 25, 26) from BB CANT Srinagar, two female (78, 37) from Batamaloo Srinagar,
female (50) from Soura, male (46) from Gulburg Colony , female (age and address not available), male (50) from Sangrama , female (50) from Habkadal, female (70) from Safakadal, male (NA) from Budgam
, female (60) from Baramulla , male (33) from Qazigund , male (65) from Kulgam, female (50) from Pattan , male (47) from Mominabad Batamaloo, Male (30) from Rohama Rafiabad, male (40) from Khanpora, male (17) and two female (07, 28) from Sangri Colony, male (48) from Fatehgarh, female (26) from Achabal Sopore , male (33) from Chesti Colony , female (60) from Bagh-I-Islam, two Male (33, 66) and two female (36, 65) from Srinagar, male (41) from Batpora Ganderbal, male (32) from Waskura, female (60) from Bamloora, male (30) from Gutlibagh, two males (28, 20) from Pattan, female (14) from Chichilora, male (17) from Palhallan and male (75) from Wadwan Budgam.
Meanwhile, 118 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—38 from Jammu Division and 80 from Kashmir. (GNS)