Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SRINAGAR — Twenty-five travelers were among 132 fresh COVID-19 infections reported from Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the number of cases to 6088.

The fresh cases also include at least three Army soldiers and as many RCC (GREF) men, besides a doctor and a health worker.

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Giving district-wise breakup, official sources said Srinagar and Shopian reported 22 cases each, Budgam (20), Baramulla (18), Kupwara (13), Kulgam (12), Pulwama (10), Poonch (5), Bandipora (3), two each in Kathua and Anantnag while one each has been reported from Jammu, Rajouri and Doda.

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Sources said that among the cases, 69 were confirmed at SKIMS Soura, 69 at CD Hospital and 32 at SKIMS Bemina.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS said that out of 2434 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 69 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that 20 are from Shopian, 12 from Kulgam, ten from Srinagar, nine from Pulwama, eight from Budgam, three each from Kupwara and Bandipora, two each from Baramulla and Anantnag, besides one from Kulgam.

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Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of 463 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 22 tested positive for COVID-19, 17 from Srinagar and five from Budgam.

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