Srinagar: There seems to be no respite from COVID-19 for Bandipora as ten more new positive cases were reported on Thursday, taking the total number of cases in the district to sixty-six.
Officials told that ten new cases were reported from Naidkhai, Gund-Qaiser, Tanghat, and Gund-Jahengeer today. “Total number of cases in the district now stands at sixty-six of which fifty-fivd are active while ten patients have recovered so far. A patient has also died due to COVID-19 in Gund-Jahengeer village of Hajin,” they said.
The officials said that out of total cases, fifty-seven have been reported from Hajin tehsil while nine cases have been reported from Bandipora blocl so far. “Till now ten COVID-19 positive patients have recovered so and all of them are from Hajin tehsil. A death has also been reported from Hajin tehsil,” the officials said.
Out of ten cases which were reported today, six belong to Naidkhai, while two belong to Gund-Qaiser and one each from Tanghat and Gund-Jahengeer.
Sources said that all cases which were reported from Naidkhai today belong to same family while mother-daughter duo has also been tested positive in Gund-Qaiser today.
“More than a dozen cases which have been reported so far in Hajin tehsil have no contact history with positive cases and have no travel history as well which is the clear indication that the virus has entered community stage in the area,” a local said.
The rising number of cases has sent alarm bells ringing across the district, however, the authorities have ruled out the possibility of community transmission of the virus. Meanwhile, restrictions on the movement and assembly of people in Bandipora continue to remain in place to prevent further spread of the virus.
The government forces have sealed off the main roads and link roads in red zone areas by erecting barricades to prevent inward and outward movement of the people of these areas. (KNO)