Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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SRINAGAR — At least 28 Army and paramilitary personnel, besides a senior National Conference leader were among 154 new COVID-19 cases reported from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The cases which also include five service providers take the overall tally of the cases in J&K to 7850.

Sources said while 20 cases are from Jammu division, bulk, 134 are from Kashmir Valley.

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Giving the district-wise details of the new cases, officials said that 51 were reported from Srinagar followed by Baramulla 19, Anantnag 17, Kulgam 15, Budgam 12, Pulwama 10, Ganderbal 7, Doda 6, Samba 5, four each in Jammu and Udhampur, Bandipora 2 and Ramban 1.

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Of all the cases, 65 were confirmed at SKIMS Soura, CD Hospital and SKIMS Bemina laboratories, besides others.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura, said that out of the 2569 samples processed at the viral diagnostic laboratory of the hospital, 65 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that 16 each of them are from Anantnag and Srinagar, 13 from Kulgam, eight from Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF, two each from Pulwama, Ganderbal and Budgam, besides one each from Kupwara, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla, Udhampur and Jammu.

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Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, said that out of 503 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 27 tested positive for COVID-19— 23 from Budgam and 12 from Srinagar. Among the cases include 14 from paramilitary BSF personnel stationed at Sanat Nagar.

Meanwhile, 118 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—38 from Jammu Division and 80 from Kashmir.

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