Coronavirus: 170 more test positive as tally crosses 8k in J&K

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 170 new COVID-19 infections, taking the overall tally in J&K to 8019.

Official sources said that among them include four CRPF troopers from 35 battalion CRPF Budgam, 10 from 108 RCC Trehgam Kupwara, one policeman from DPL Baramulla, two babies and a doctor.

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Out of these cases, 63 were confirmed at CD Hospital lab, 61 at SKIMS Soura, 11 at SKIMS Bemina while remaining at Jammu labs.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura said that out of the 1543 samples processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital, 61 returned positive for the virus.

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Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that 23 are from Anantnag, 12 from Kupwara, 15 from Srinagar, four each from Bandipora and CRPF Battalions, two from Kupwara and one Ganderbal.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of 536 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 11 tested positive for COVID-19—all from Srinagar.

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