26 Travelers Among Fresh cases, 190 more discharged in Jammu, Valley


According to GNS News Agency: A senior surgeon at SKIMS Soura and two policemen were among 67 fresh cases of novel coronavirus infections in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. With these cases which include 26 travelers, the J&K’s covid-19 tally has risen to 4574—3565 in Valley and 1009 in Jammu.


Among the fresh cases, Anantnag reported 13, Kulgam and Baramulla two cases each, Srinagar (8), Anantnag (13), Kupwara amd rajouri one each (1), Bandipora (4), Budgam, Udhampur Doda each 3, Pulwama (9), Jammu (11), Poonch (6) and Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS, told GNS that out of the samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 23 returned positive for the virus.


Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS that among them, 13 are from Anantnag, four from Bandipora, three from Kupwara, two from Srinagar and one from Budgam. He also confirmed that a senior surgeon at the tertiary care hospital Soura tested positive for the virus.


The cases from Anantnag include seven females—two from Kathsoo (Aged 14 & 22), one Kadipora (35), two from Bagi Nowgam (aged 30 and 40), one from Malaknag (15) besides men—one each from Darigund (38), Kadipora (18) besides four from Bagi Nowgam (aged 18, 32, 56 & 08).


The Kupwara cases include A 50-year-old female from Satkochi and two males, aged 24 and 34, from Gulgam Kupwara.


The persons whose sample was taken at SKIMS include one female (34) from Bemina, 52-year-old male and one male (55) from Khansahib Budgam.


Four cases were confirmed from Bandipora and include one male (39) from Ajas Bandipora, one male (20) from Pethkoot, two females (aged 32 and 65) from Bunkoot.


Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told GNS that out of the samples processed, 8 tested positive—seven from Srinagar and one from Budgam. Similarly, sources said that thirteen people tested positive at CD hospital lab and include two policemen. Officials said among all the cases, 2702 are active positive—1820 in Kashmir and 298 in Jammu division.


According to the daily media, till date 227016 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 41312 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 25 in Hospital Quarantine, 2702 in hospital isolation and 55395 under home surveillance. Besides, 127530 persons have completed their surveillance period.


Moreover, 149 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals and include 30 from Jammu Division and 119 from Kashmir Division.