4 more test positive in Kashmir, total 11 cases in J&K

Mubashir Bukhari

Srinagar (NVI): Four more persons have been tested positive for coronavirus in Kashmir, taking the total number of positive patients in Jammu and Kashmir to 11.

Kashmir has now eight positive COVID19 patients-with one on way to recovery, while as Jammu has three cases-outs of them two are recovering.

J&K Government’s spokesman Rohit Kansal said these four who belong to Bandipora district of north Kashmir had participated in a religious event together with a person from Srinagar who tested positive yesterday.

“4 more persons, all from Bandipora, tested positive today. Preliminary findings suggest they were close contacts of Srinagar patient who tested positive yesterday. All 5 reported to have participated together in religious event ,” Kansal said in a tweet.

Till yesterday, 4765 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance and.

2928 persons have been kept under home quarantine while as 71 are in hospital quarantine.

Persons who are under home surveillance stand at 1268 while as 498 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.

253 samples have been sent for testing of which 253 tested as negative, while as 20 reports are awaited.

The Government has also urged the general public to maintain social distancing as it is the key to stop and prevent the spread of Covid-19 from those who are infected.

“The intervention includes remaining out of crowded settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible,” the government advisory said.