COVID-19: 186 fresh positive cases surface in J&K, tally 6422

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SRINAGAR — At least 11 policemen, three CRPF and a BSF personnel were among 186 new coronavirus cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the number of COVID-19 patients to 6422 in J&K.

Sources said that 37 cases were reported from Baramulla followed by Shopian (35), Srinagar (29), Kupwara (22), Pulwama (19), eight each in Anantnag and Rajouri, Jammu (7), Samba (4), three each in Ganderbal and Udhampur, two each in Bandipora, Kathua, Poonch while one each were reported from Budgam, Doda and Reasi.

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Sources said that among the cases, at least 75 were confirmed at SKIMS Soura, 64 at CD and 19 at SKIMS Bemina.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS said that out of 2665 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 75 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that 42 are from Shopian, 16 from Pulwama, eight from Anantnag, three each from Srinagar and CRPF battalion (HMT), two from Bandipora and one from Ganderbal.

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