COVID-19: 17 more test positive, J&K tally goes up to 224

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): The positive COVID-19 cases continued to show a surge in Jammu and Kashmir with 17 more cases testing positive for the pandemic today, taking the total number of positive cases in the UT to 224.

“17 new cases were reported in J&K – 5 from Jammu Division and 12 from Kashmir. The total positive cases now are 224,” tweeted government spokesman Rohit Kansal.

At present, there are 214 active cases in J&K, of which 40 are from Jammu division while 174 are from Kashmir. So far, six patients have completely recovered while four, including a woman from Jammu, have died.

In the past eight days alone, 88 cases have been tested positive in Kashmir. Srinagar tops the list at 58 cases. In Srinagar, 14 areas have been declared red zones while in rest of Kashmir, around 50 areas have been declared as red zones where entry and exit points have been sealed by the authorities.

Official figures reveal that till April 6, total number of tests conducted in Jammu and Kashmir were 1,708 while as on April 11, the figure swelled to 3,206.

Figures suggest that there are 41 positive cases including two recoveries and one death from Bandipora district of Kashmir, 33 including one death from Baramulla, 11 from Budgam, three from Pulwama, 14 from Shopian, 15 from Kupwara, two each from Ganderbal and Kulgam and one from Anantnag district.

Similarly, as per official figures, in Jammu division, 19 positive cases including two recoveries are from Jammu district , 18 including one death from Udhampur, three positive cases each from Samba and Rajouri and one from Kishtwar who has recovered.

As per the daily official bulletin, 48,202 people in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while as 7,729 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 214 persons are in hospital isolation while as many as 422 persons are under hospital quarantine.

The bulletin stated that 10,921 persons have completed surveillance period and 28,912 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 3,206 samples are available.

“Out of 3,206 total number of samples tested, 2,982 stand negative while 224 have been tested positive so far in J&K UT,” the bulletin read.