Coronavirus: 28 CRPF men among 161 test positive in J&K

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SRINAGAR — At least 28 CRPF men and 17 healthcare workers were among 161 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. These cases have taken the overall case tally in J&K to 4507.

Giving the district-wise break-up, official sources said Kulgam reported 28 cases, Baramulla 08, Srinagar 10, Anantnag 07, Shopian 37, Kupwara 18, Bandipora 04, Budgam 02, Pulwama 01, Jammu 04, Ramban 02, Udhampur 19, Kathua 02, Poonch 12, Samba 06 and Doda 01.

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Most of the cases were confirmed at diagnostic laboratories of SKIMS Soura, CD Hospital Dalgate, SKIMS Bemina and Army’s Udhampur hospital.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS, said that out of the 1785 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 54 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that among them, 18 are from Kupwara, 15 from Shopian, seven each from Anantnag and Baramulla, four from Bandipora, two from Srinagar and one pertains to a resident of New Delhi.

Regarding samples received from district hospital Anantnag, he said, the positive cases include 40-year-old male from Wanihama, two females (aged 20 and 30 years) from Pahalgam and 3 females (70, 27, 40 years) from Deva Colony Anantnag.

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Bandipora cases include 44-year-old woman and 3 males (aged 38, 27, 13 years) from Ward-5.

The Kupwara cases include seven females from Poshpora (28), Kunan (28), K-Gabra Karnath (27 & 25), Warnov Lolab (52 & 18) and Magam (40), besides as many males from Ghobal (21), Panzgam (50 & 35), Reedi Kralpora (31), Hajinard Karnah (30), Warnov Lolab (18) and Kupwara (45).

Shopian cases include seven females from Pinjoora (35), Trenz Shopain (28 & 63), Rawalpora (25), Wangam (20 & 30), Nadigam (30) and eight males from Bagender (56 & 14), DPL Shopain (32, 35, 31 & 32), Shopain (45) and Heepora Kaprin (41).

Baramulla’s cases include four males from Seeloo Sopore (60), Hathlangoo (17 & 70), Old Town (70), besides three females from Gousiabad Sopore aged 1-year-old, 22-year-old and 28-year-old respectively. Srinagar case is a 35-year-old male from Barzulla, he added.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of the samples processed, 28 tested positive-26 from Shopian and two from Budgam.

Sources said that among the samples tested at CD Hospital, 28 CRPF men from 90 batallion Urnhal, besides two persons from 2 Army Base hospitals tested positive along with five civilians.

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The cases include 8-year-old from Pulwama, 60-year female from Baramulla, 26-year male from Orissa, 31-year-old from Gujarat, 30-year-old female from Kulgam, 8-year-old from Rawalpora Srinagar, 40-year-old man from Habak Srinagar and 35-year-old female and 30 year-old male from Bemina Srinagar.

Sources said that 30 CRPF men belong the same battalion as of a 40-year-old personnel who died due to the COVID at SKIMS Soura here.

Meanwhile, two doctors were among nineteen staffers at District Hospital Udhampur who tested positive, officials said.

“With more than 1000 negative reports in last 4 days, we wake up with the report of 19 positives today, mostly staff of District Hospital. These were High Risk Contacts who attended to delivery of a pregnant positive lady and were already quarantined,” deputy Dr. Piyush Singla said in a tweet at around 9 AM.

Their tests were confirmed at Udhampur hospital, Lt Col Inam Danish said. “Two doctors and 17 Para-medics staff members from district hospital Udhampur tested positive for novel Coronavirus.”

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