Twin sisters among 14 new Covid cases in Kashmir, J&K tally at 314

SKIMS, Srinagar (File)

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Fourteen more people were tested positive for novel coronavirus in Kashmir today, including twin sisters. With fresh cases showing a spurt, the total number of positive Covid-19 cases has jumped to 314 in J&K Union Territory.

“14 new cases- all from Kashmir Division. Total cases now 314. Jammu Division-54 and Kashmir Division-260,” Rohit Kansal, government spokesman tweeted.

With 38 recoveries and four deaths reported in J&K Union Territory so far, the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 272.

Officials told NVI that the fresh 14 cases include twin sisters who have a history of contact with positive cases.

Dr G H Yatoo, Nodal officer for Covid-19 at SKIMS hospital in Soura, Srinagar said that 11 persons were tested positive at SKIMS today and among them, 10 are from Bandipora and one Ganderbal district.

As per officials figures, 78 positive cases including one death and 12 recoveries are from Srinagar, 66 including eleven recoveries and one death are from Bandipora, 42 including one death are from Baramulla, 12 including three recoveries from Budgam, three from Pulwama including one recovery, 14 from Shopian including two recoveries, 25 from Kupwara, 13 from Ganderbal, 4 from Kulgam and two from Anantnag in Kashmir division.

As per the daily information bulletin, 58,076 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 7,463 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 272 persons are in hospital isolation. It said that 265 persons are under hospital quarantine.

The bulletin said that 20,706 persons have completed surveillance period and 29,366 persons are under home surveillance. “Out of 5,680 the number of samples tested negative stands at 5366 while as 314 have been tested positive, among them 272 are active and 38 persons have recovered and 4 have died,” the bulletin said.