Coronavirus: 4 BSF men among 139 new cases in J&K

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SRINAGAR — The number of COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday swelled to 2857 as 139 fresh cases tested positive for the pandemic which include four BSF men, 26 pregnant women and two health workers.

Officials revealed that among 117 new cases that were detected in Jammu and Kashmir, 66 at CD Hospital and rest at SKIMS and other hospitals and among new 139 cases, 44 are travellers.

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Among 139 new cases, 109 belong to Kashmir division while as 30 are from Jammu division, officials said, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division has reached to 2185 including 871 recoveries and 30 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached to 672 including 136 recoveries and four deaths.

They added that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 1816 including 1284 from Kashmir division and 532 from Jammu division.

Cases tested positive in J&K include 1 from Anantnag, 2 from Kulgam, 14 from Srinagar, 6 from Budgam, 10 from Kupwara, 24 from Shopian, 27 from Baramulla, 9 from Bandipora, 13 from Pulwama and 3 from Ganderbal in Kashmir division while as 30 from Jammu division include 10 each from Jammu and Poonch, 3 each from Udhampur and Samba, and four from Rajouri.

Dr Salim Khan, Nodal officer for COVID-19 at GMC Srinagar said that out of the samples tested CD Hospital on Wednesday, 66 including 26 pregnant ladies were found positive.

The pregnant ladies include one each from Khanpora, Rangwar, Hamray, Hanjiwara, Panzipora, Bomai, Seer, Chanibal, Khajabagh, Seelo, Budibugh, two each from Shiva, Pahalan and Hathlango area of Baramulla, one each from Saidpora, Tangpora, Devpora and Shopian in the district, two from Trehgam, one each from Manwan and Laderwan area of Kupwara district and one from Kangan area of Ganderbal district.

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He said the other patients include 30 year male from Pattan, 38-year-old female from Rehama Beeru, a BSF personnel from Jalgaon, 43-year-old male health worker from Gundpora Bandipora, 8-year-girl from Patushay Bandipora, 50-year-old male from Bonakoot, 30 year female Magnipora, 25 and 26-year-old males from Gurez, 23-year-old male from Ashtangoo, 32-year-old male from Naz Colony in Bandipora, 26-year-old male from Hanjiwara, 32-year-old female from Iqbal Nagar, 25-year-old male Khanpora Baramulla, 20-year-old female from Malangham, 33-year-old male from Andergam Pattan, 31 year male from Ganderbal, and 22-year-old male from Kangan.

Also, 60 and 40-year-old males from Dangam Shopian, 48-year-old male from Kachdoora Shopian, 32-year-old male from J&K Bank Kachdoora Shopian, 39 year male from Sindoo Shirmal, 29-year-old female from Vehil Shopian, 28-year-old male from Shadaab Karewa, 25-year-old male from Kachdoora, 26-year-old male from Shirmal, 18-year-old male from Kiloora Shopian, 29-year-old male from Hanjipora in Shopian district, male from Hawal Srinagar, 29, 50, 52 and 36-year-old males from 102 BN BSF Trehgam, 39 year male from Pattan, 40-year-old male from DH Handwara, 20-year-old female from Teran Mawer Kupwara, 50-year-old male, a dialysis patient from Tragpora Baramulla, and 35 year male from Mendhar Poonch who is on Guard duty in a quarantine centre are also among the new cases.

Officials from JVC Bemina said that out of 366 samples tested at the hospital, all were found negative while as reports of 399 samples are awaited.

Meanwhile, five days after the death of 86-year-old patient from Hamray area of Pattan was tested positive on Wednesday, taking the death toll of COVD-19 patients in J&K to 34 including 30 from Kashmir division and 4 from Jammu division.

Officials said that the patient died on May 29 at a local health centre after which his samples were taken, which came positive on Wednesday. Patient was buried as per COVID-19 protocol after his family agreed to it, they said.

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As per official figures, 350 positive cases including five deaths and 152 recoveries are from Anantnag, 313 including four deaths and 45 recoveries are from Kulgam, 319 including seven deaths and 143 recoveries are from Srinagar, 299 including 76 recoveries and one death are from Kupwara, 272 including 104 recoveries and seven deaths are from Baramulla, 205 including 109 recoveries and three deaths are from Shopian, 161 including 136 recoveries and one death are from Bandipora, 124 including 67 recoveries and two deaths are from Budgam, 37 including 26 recoveries are from Ganderbal and 105 including 13 recoveries are from Pulwama.

In Jammu division, 167 including 41 recoveries and two deaths are from Jammu district, 153 including 16 recoveries are from Ramban, 80 including 27 recoveries are from Kathua, 72 including 26 recoveries and one death are from Udhampur, 48 including 13 recoveries from Samba, 59 with one recovery are from Poonch, 40 including 05 recoveries are from Rajouri, 14 including 03 recoveries area from Reasi, 12 including 03 recoveries are from Kishtwar, 27 including 01 recovery and one death are from Doda.

As per the daily information bulletin, 193145 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while as 44,389 persons have been kept under home quarantine, besides that 1816 persons are in hospital isolation while as 45 persons are under hospital quarantine.

According to the bulletin, 93,222 persons have completed surveillance period and 53,639 persons are under home surveillance, besides that results of 189,364 samples are available so far.

Out of 189,364, the number of samples tested negative stands at 186,507 while as 2757 have been tested positive, among them 1816 are active and 1097 persons have recovered and 34 persons have died.

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