256 new cases take J&K’s COVID-19 tally to 8931

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported 256 COVID-19 infections, taking the number of cases to 8931 in J&K.

The new cases—74 from Jammu division and 182 from Kashmir Valley—include at least 29 paramilitary CRPF and SSB men, besides eight men from Beacon (109 RCC Kupwara) and minor whose tests returned positive at SKIMS lab.

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Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, officials said Srinagar reported 61, Baramulla 30, Rajouri 20, Kupwara 18, 16 each in Kulgam and Pulwama, Ganderbal 14, Doda 13, 10 each in Budgam and Kishtwar, Jammu 12, eight each in Anantnag and Bandipora, Poonch 07, Kathua 06, two each in Udhampur, Samba and one each in Ramban and Shopian.

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Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura, said that out of the total samples which were processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital, 101 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said they include 20 from CRPF Battalions, 15 from Kulgam, 14 from Pulwama, 11 each from Budgam and Srinagar, eight each from Bandipora and Kupwara, six from Anantnag, five from Baramulla, two from Ganderbal and one from Shopian.

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Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of 695 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 6 tested positive for COVID-19, all from Srinagar.

Meanwhile, 81 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—22 from Jammu and 59 from Kashmir.

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