COVID-19: CRPF men among 148 test positive, J&K tally 4878

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SRINAGAR — At least 24 CRPF personnel and three pregnant women were among 148 persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The fresh cases which include 35 travelers take the COVID-19 tally to 4878—1135 in Jammu and 3743 in Valley.

Official sources said that 45 of the cases were reported from Kulgam, Baramulla 8, Srinagar 12, Anantnag 1, Shopian 15, Kupwara 7, Bandipora 3, Budgam 8, Pulwama 9, Ganderbal 2, Jammu 6, Ramban 2, Udhampur 2, Kathua 6, Poonch 1, Samba 8, Rajouri 5 and Doda 8.

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Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS, said that out of the 1984 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 66 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said among them 33 were from Anantnag, 10 from Srinagar, six each from Kupwara, Baramulla, Shopian besides three from Bandipora and two from Ganderbal.

Regarding Anantnag cases (some attributed officially to Kulgam district), he said, 24 of them pertain to CRPF—22 (aged between 24 to 58 years) from 94 Battalion CRPF Urnhall, besides one each—26-year-old and 31-year-old men from 40 and 80 battalions respectively.

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The other cases from the southern Kashmir district include two residents from Hiller Kokernag, one each from Batkoot Pahalgam, Siligam, Gohan, Pahalgam, Ugjan Dialgam, Hakhura and Samsipora.

Bandipora cases include 14-year-old girl from Baduaab Tetail, male (25) from Wanpora Gurez and male (44) from Saradaab.

Baramulla cases include 3 men (aged 20, 22 & 52 years) from Delina and a 22-year-old woman from main Baramulla while Ganderbal cases include 64-year-old woman and 66-year-old male from Shuhama.

Kupwara cases include woman (23) from Gulgam, male (27) from Harie, two—male (34) and female (21) from Panzam, 36-year-old woman from Yamler and 19-year-old from Zachaldara.

Those from Shopian include four residents (aged 18, 20, 55 and 70) from Therin Kandi, 23-year-old male from Sedow and 40-year-old man from Mantribugh.

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Six samples were received from SKIMS and include 39-year-old woman from Soura, 19-year-old from Tangmarg, 26-year-old man from Lasjan Srinagar, a 68-year-old doctor from Lalnagar Srinagar, 75-year-old man from Parraypora and 32-year-old male from Khonmoh Srinagar.

One sample which tested positive was received from CMO Srinagar—8-year-old girl from Natipora, one from BMO Tangmarg—22-year-old male from Reram.

Sources said that 38 of the cases were confirmed at CD Hospital lab and included three pregnant women.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of the samples processed, 14 tested positive—nine from Budgam and five from Shopian.

The Budgam cases include six persons (F-23yrs, M-45yrs , M-10yrs, M-15yrs, F-21 yrs , F-42yrs), 35-years–old (DPL) and woman (21) from Zoogu. The Shopian cases include 46-year and 24-year-old men from DPL Shopian, 23-year-old and 25-years-old from Hajipora, besides 45-year-old from Gagren.

Meanwhile, officials said that 183 more persons recovered and were discharged and include 38 from Jammu and 110 from Valley.

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