SMC Corporator, 2 minors among 15 fresh Covid cases in J&K, total 741

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): The number of Covid-19 positive cases continues to rise in Jammu and Kashmir as 15 more people were tested positive for the virus today, pushing the overall tally to 741.

Officials said that nine cases were confirmed at Viral Diagnostic Lab at SKIMS, 5 others at Covid-19 testing Lab at Chest Disease Hospital Dalgate, Srinagar and one at GMC Jammu.

They said that among the 14 new cases, 6 are from Shopian, 4 from Srinagar, 2 from Bandipora and 1 each from Baramulla and Anantnag districts.

The new positive cases include an SMC corporator and two minors aged 6 and 7 years respectively. The officials said that with 15 fresh cases, the total number of cases have risen to 741 in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, three members of a single-family, a corporator and a 30-year-old female from Tailwani Achabal, Anantnag are among five new cases tested positive at Chest Disease Lab.

Pertinently three days before, the brother of the corporator was found positive after which he along with other SMC officials were sent for quarantine and on Tuesday the corporator was tested positive at CD hospital Lab.

As per officials figures, 132 positive cases including one death and 62 recoveries are from Bandipora, 110 positive cases including one death and one recovery from are Anantnag, 113 including two deaths and 75 recoveries from Srinagar, 104 including 42 recoveries and 3 deaths from Baramulla, 89 including 25 recoveries from Shopian, 66 including 30 recoveries from Kupwara, 30 including 12 recoveries from Budgam, 14- all recovered from Ganderbal, 11 including 3 recoveries from Kulgam and 9 including 3 recoveries are from Pulwama.

In Jammu division, 27 including 26 recoveries are from Jammu district, 21 including one death and 19 recoveries from Udhampur, 7 with four recoveries from Samba and 4 including three recoveries from Rajouri, one from Kishtiwar who has also recovered and one active case each from Ramban, Kuthua and Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin, 80,206 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while as 13,688 persons have been kept under home quarantine. Besides, 413 persons are in hospital isolation while 213 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 58,610 persons have completed surveillance period and 7,274 persons are under home surveillance.

Results of 31,312 samples are available so far, out of which 30,571 tested negative while 741 have been tested positive. Among them, 413 are active and 256 persons have recovered and 8 persons have died.