Coronavirus: 60 CRPF, 11 cops among 260 new cases in J&K

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SRINAGAR — 60 paramilitary personnel and several policemen were among 260 new COVID-19 infections reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The cases which also include seven from Army Goodwill School take the overall tally of the cases in J&K to 7497.

Among the cases, 32 were confirmed from Jammu Division and 228 from Kashmir Division.

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Giving district-wise breakup of the cases, officials said that 64 were reported from Kulgam, Srinagar 46, Baramulla 44, Shopian and Budgam 19 each, Anantnag 17, Pulwama 14, Jammu 12, Udhampur 07, Ramban and Kathua 05 each, Bandipora 03, Rajouri 02 besides one each in Kupwara, Ganderbal and Samba.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura, said that out of the 2278 samples processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory, 145 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that 60 of them were from CRPF Battalions, 19 from Shopian, 18 from Anantnag, 17 from Srinagar, 13 from Pulwama, seven from Baramulla, four from Kulgam, two each from Ganderbal, Budgam and Bandipora, besides one from Kupwara.

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The Anantnag cases include seven from Army Goodwill School Khanabal, besides the residents from Gassipora, Bijbehara, Siligam, Hassanpora, Dethu and main Anantnag.

The CRPF cases are from 29 battalion Patha Chowk, 44 Bn HMT Srinagar, 18 Bn Kulgam while Pulwama cases include 11 from Police Station Rajpora, besides residents from Lajoora and Dadsara.

The Shopian cases are from main Shopian, Nadigam, Devpora, Shamipora, Meemandar, Kiloora, Khujpora, DK Pora and Khujpora while Baramulla cases include one from Pattan while sample from Ganderbal is originally a resident of Shangus.

The cases from SKIMS are from Budgam, Kawoosa Budgam, Peernagh, Wassun Pattan, Saraibala, Nagbal, Tangmarg, Kaksarai, Old Town Baramulla, Boniyar, HMT Srinagar, Kralpora, Haihama Kupwara while cases pertaining to airport include residents of Natipora, Hazratbal, Bandipora and Pattan.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of 501 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 36 tested positive for COVID-19— 20 from Srinagar and 16 from Budgam.

The Srinagar cases include male (37) from Achabal, male (44) from Jawahar Nagar, male (35) from Batmaloo, female (60) from Kathi Darwaza Rainawari, male (19) from Kathi Darwaza Rainawari, male (66) from Fakir Gujri, male (18) from Khayam, male (22) from Khayam, male (31) and female (54) from Soura, two males (38, 65) and female (16) from Zoonimar, female (31) from Lalbazar, male (45) from NC Batamaloo, male (38) from Natipora, male (35) and female (25) from Budshah Nagar, female (28) from Lasjan and male (26) from Qamarwari.

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The Budgam cases include males (10, 22, 27, 28, 43, 45, 50) and females (33, 46) from Chadoora, female (40) from Chairapora, male (32) from Kawoosa Magam, female (22) from Aarth, female (23) from Shamshabad, male (27) from Dariyagam, besides male (30) and female (25) from Samsan.

Also, 48 cases were confirmed at Chest Diseases Hospital in Dalgate Srinagar.

Meanwhile, 137 COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 22 from Jammu Division and 115 from the Valley.

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