COVID-19: Three more test positive in J-K, total cases rise to 78

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Srinagar :Three more people have been reported positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir.

The government spokesman, Rohit Kansal, tweeted that three more positive cases were reported today from Narsoo, Udhampur.

“All contacts of a positive patient from Udhampur with travel history abroad,” he added.

This takes the total tally of positive cases to 78.

On Friday five people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, after undergoing treatment, six more positive patients here were tested negative at Chest Disease hospital Srinagar.

“More good news….. 5 of positive patients turned negative … another sample to be taken..as quarantine period will be over ..will be discharged,” Dr Naveed tweeted.

Later, he tweeted “One more negative… so the total score of conversion moves to 7….break the chain .. please follow administrative and health advisories”.

He said the tests of these patient will be repeated in next 24 hours and if it comes negative again, then we can say patients have recovered completely.

“With 7 COVID-19 positive cases successfully recovering we see a hope ahead. Pl cooperate in contact tracing, surveillance and quarantine” tweeted DM Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.

He added that whether to discharge these patients  or to keep in hospital quarantine, will be decided after second test will come negative, he said

Pertinently besides, a 65 year old lady was discharged from SKIMS on Wednesday after she completely recovered and her repeated tests were found negative at SKIMS, one patient at CD hospital has also recovered and will be discharged after her quarantine period will be over.

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