24 more test positive, J&K’s COVID-19 tally nears 550-mark

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SRINAGAR — Twenty four persons on Monday tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the overall tally of the COVID-19 patients in J&K near 550-mark.

Official sources said that among them, 15 were confirmed at Viral Diagnostic Lab of SKIMS Soura and include five each from Baramulla and Shopian, three from Bandipora and one each from Budgam and Kupwara districts.

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Eight other cases were confirmed at the COVID-19 testing laboratory at Chest Disease Hospital Dalgate and include six from Anantnag district and one each from Srinagar and Kulgam districts.

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Also, Jammu division reported one fresh case and is said to be a man in late 40s. He is the first case from Reasi district, the sources added.

As per the official data, till late Sunday, there were 523 cases and new cases take the overall tally to near 550-mark.

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